BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Speed cameras installed along the Jones Falls Expressway began picking up speeding drivers on Thursday.
The activated speed cameras are northbound and southbound where I-83 intersects W 41st Street.
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Officials say the speed cameras were installed along I-83 to reduce accidents and reckless driving at high speeds on one of Baltimore’s busiest expressways.
“The freeway was built along the tight curves of the Jones Falls River, resulting in tortuous curves and bridges that pose a risk to motorists when traveling at high speeds,” the Baltimore City Department of Transportation said. “Despite enforcement efforts, reckless driving, speeding and vehicle accidents continue to occur on the expressway.”
There will be a 90 day grace period in which an alert will be sent if a car is caught exceeding the posted speed limit by 12 miles per hour or more an alert will be emailed.
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Once this warning expires, a $40 subpoena will be mailed to violators who have received this speeding subpoena.
Additionally, since automatic speeding subpoena is considered a civil violation, license points are not added as part of the penalty.
Speed limits on the roughly eight-mile stretch of I-83’s JFX vary from 40 to 55 miles per hour.
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According to the Baltimore DOT, the proceeds from the fines will fund the operating costs of the JFX camera system. The remaining funds are to be allocated for freeway maintenance, safety and capital improvements in accordance with Maryland state law.
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