I thought Maryland drivers would like to know that the organization that used to be known as Stop Big Brother Maryland has now joined forces and merged with the Maryland Driver's Alliance. Stop Big Brother Maryland advocated against automated traffic enforcement measures such as speed cameras, mobile speed vans, and red- light cameras
The Maryland Driver's License has the same mission and looks like it has been around since 2008. There website has information regarding traffic enforcement bills and measures, cameras errors, and shows how your local Maryland representative voted. All useful information that should help people make informed decisions whether you are for or against these automated traffic enforcement measures.
StopBigBrotherMD.org is now part of the Maryland Drivers Alliance.
Our mission is to protect the rights of Maryland drivers. We oppose the corrupting effect which automated enforcement has on our justice system. We are your source of information for everything Maryland officials don't want you to know about speed cameras.
We support responsible enforcement of traffic laws by human officials and the proper application of traffic engineering principals to improve safety. Drivers should always make safety their first priority.
Visit the website if you would like to learn more: http://www.mddriversalliance.org/
In case anyone wants to know all the locations of Speed Cameras in Howard County, I thought I would post this list.
- 4500 blk. Doncaster Drive
- 4600 blk. Roundhill Road
- 5000 blk. Ilchester Road
- 6500 blk. Freetown Road
- 6600 blk. Seneca Drive
- 6700 blk. Old Waterloo Road
- 7200 blk. Oakland Mills Road
- 8400 blk. Savage Guilford Road
- 9300 blk. Mellonbrook Road
- 10100 blk. Donleigh Drive
- 10200 blk. Old Frederick Road
- 12500 blk. Frederick Road
- 16800 blk. Old Frederick Road
- Centennial Lane
- Old Stockbridge Road
- Vollmerhausen Road
- 3000 blk. St. Johns Lane
- 3100 blk. North Chatham Road
- 4000 blk. Crescent Road
- 5700 blk. Cedar Lane
- 6000 blk. Stevens Forest Road
- 6700 blk. Old Waterloo Road
- 9100 blk. Northfield Road
- 9500 blk. Kilimanjaro Road
- 9600 BLK. Whiteacre Road
- 10300 blk. Quarterstaff Road
- 10400 blk. Green Mountain Circle
- 12100 blk. Wood ford Drive
- 14000 blk. Carrs Mill Road
- Centennial Lane
- Rogers Ave
Even though I don't live in Howard County I think it is important for people to be aware of of Speed Cameras and their locations around the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Citations and tickets issued through the speed camera program are only a $40 fine and there are no points added to your driving record. Still, that $40 can add up quickly if you are not careful.
I found this list on the Howard County Government website and so it is the most accurate it can be as of this writing.
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about Speed Cameras in Maryland. Are they good or bad?
Last week I got a speeding ticket in the mail. I think it was from one of those new speed cameras installed in school zones or maybe a mobile speed camera van. This makes sense because it was the 5000 block of Roland ave. I was going 43 mph in a 30 mph zone. Ok… yeah… I was speeding but it's annoying to have to pay this ticket. It's only $40 and and at least you don't get any points on your record.
I will say… this probably works! I doubt I will speed around Roland Park anytime soon. Still the city will get me somehow. This really is about one thing, generating revenue. If you see an envelope that says “Baltimore City Photo Enforcement” you know you are screwed!
Getting a ticket can take a huge bite out of your wallet. I'm sure you are careful and safe driver. (Aren't you?) Nowadays though many municipalities are installing red-light cameras and speed-cameras to generate revenue, by catching you unassumingly disobeying the law.
Luckily there is a solution. It's called Trapster! How it works is that you load the software onto your cellphone or GPS device. Trapster maps show you where all the red-light cameras, speed-cameras, and cop hang-outs for catching people speeding. It will alert you if you are driving up to one of these Traps!
Essentially Trapster is a online version of a friend warning you about a speed trap. Accept it's used by thousands of people, and those people warn you. This does cause some issues, as sometimes it's not completely accurate. Sometimes a person might mark a red-light camera that isn't there. Of course the concept is still pretty cool.
The best part of Trapster is that it is Free! Also it's completely legal. Some states have banned the use of Radar Detectors, but no such law exists for sharing Speed Traps online!