FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2012
Contact: John Sales
SPEED CAMERA ENFORCEMENT CONTINUES IN
I-95 EXPRESS TOLL LANES WORK ZONE
BALTIMORE, MD - As part of the Maryland SafeZones Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) and MDTA Police, in coordination with the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) and Maryland State Police (MSP), will continue deploying ASE equipment for the I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETLs) Project in Northeast Baltimore. Beginning April 30, the ASE equipment will be deployed on I-95 between the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway (I-895) and White Marsh Boulevard (MD 43). This equipment will be used to slow drivers in the ETLs work zone that stretches along eight miles of I-95.
The I-95 ETLs work zone has included SafeZones ASE equipment since the pilot program began in 2009. Advanced warning signs are in place prior to the work zone to alert drivers of automated speed enforcement use, while a speed trailer will display drivers speeds. By law, if a vehicle is recorded as traveling 12 or more miles over the posted speed limit (the posted speed is 55 mph at this location), a $40 fine will be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Maryland SafeZones goal is to slow drivers and make work zones safer environments for workers, drivers and passengers. Even when workers are not present, work zones can be dangerous due to uneven pavement, lane shifts, reduced shoulders and other modifications. On average, 12 people are killed per year and nearly 1,500 injured in crashes in work zones in Maryland. In addition to this work zone location, the MDTAs joint replacement project on the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge (I-95) in Harford and Cecil counties, along with other SHA work zones throughout the State, feature SafeZones enforcement. For more information on the program, visit www.safezones.maryland.gov.
For more information on the I-95 ETLs Project or MDTAs other construction projects, visit www.mdta.maryland.gov. The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!!