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Speed Cameras Moving to Middle River, Catonsville, Essex

Baltimore County will add one camera to original 15 and place it outside Perry Hall High School.

Baltimore County will move three speed cameras to new locations and install a new one at Perry Hall High School after the first of the year.

As first , county Police Chief Jim Johnson said a review of the original 15 cameras, installed just over a year ago, was recently completed.

"I've been looking at the current 15 camera sites and I'm making recommendations as to whether or not some of the cameras should be moved to other locations," Johnson said in an interview last Wednesday. He added that "there are a few sites that could be changed."

Johnson declined during that interview to discuss which new locations would receive the cameras.

Cameras will be placed at the following locations:

  • Middle River Middle School, 800-block of Middle River Road.
  • Eastern Technical High School, 1100-block of Mace Avenue.
  • Catonsville High School, 500-block of South Rolling Road.

Three other cameras that were part of the original 15 installed in school zones last year will be deactivated, though some equipment may remain and be visible. Those locations are:

  • Sparrows Point High School, 7400-block of North Point Road.
  • Hawthorne Elementary School, 100-block of Kingston Road.
  • Lansdowne High School, 3900-block of Hollins Ferry Road.

The county will also install one additional camera in early 2013.

Earlier this year the Baltimore County Council a. Under the amended law, the county can install an unlimited number of cameras in school zones.

The cameras operate year round from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. New locations will issue warnings for the first 30 days of operation. After that, drivers who exceed the posted speed limit by more than 12 mph will receive a $40 citation.

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