Thursday, May 16, 2013
Laurel authorities have created multiple strategies to bring awareness and regulation to pedestrian safety.
There has been a decline in pedestrian accidents in the city of Laurel since 2007, which can be attributed to a combination of changes in enforcement and general traffic safety awareness, officials said. To address these incidents, the Laurel Police Department has utilized educational campaigns, stricter enforcement, improvements to pedestrian visibility and installments of speed and red light cameras, according to Richard McLaughlin, Laurel’s Chief of Police. “We’re treading into new territory,” McLaughlin said. “Obviously it’s an awareness that is practiced by the pedestrians and the vehicle operators also.” Much of the scenarios in pedestrian accidents involved people who didn’t wait for the traffic light to turn red or who didn’t use …
Monday, December 10, 2012
County police hope to have 72 up and running by the end of 2014.
Prince George's County police are planning to install dozens of additional red light cameras in 2013, WTOP reports. Police will replace 25 existing cameras first before bringing the total up to 72 by the end of 2014, according to the station. Department analysts will look at traffic data to determine where to place the new equipment. Though many drivers have complained about speed cameras, Maj. Robert V. Liberati told WTOP that public reaction to red light cameras has been more positive. The county installed 72 new speed cameras in 2012, according to the station. Tickets from red-light cameras are $75, while those from speed cameras are $40. Read more from WTOP.
Friday, November 9, 2012
But the latest technology is no good against cameras used in Howard County.
Friday, November 9, 2012
By Aisha Azhar, Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK -- As the number of speed cameras and red light cameras on Maryland roads grows, frustrated drivers can turn to any number of technologies to avoid automated tickets Drivers have used sprays, reflective license plate covers and even car waxes to circumvent traffic cameras, even though authorities in Maryland and other states have banned them. The latest technology is noPhoto -- a license plate cover that uses the same mechanics built into traffic cameras to fool them, and, unlike older products, could be more difficult for the authorities to detect. In Maryland, red light cameras were introduced in 1997 and speed cameras in 2007. Both have been unpopular with drivers, often criticized as …