BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Maryland Transportation Authority is adding a speed camera along Interstate 95 North in Baltimore County.
The goal of the new speed cameras is to limit speeds along interstates and prevent more traffic crashes, according to MDTA.
Drivers who regularly travel interstate tell WJZ that driving can be challenging and sometimes a bit nerve-wracking.
“I witnessed three different crashes and even came close to one because someone was speeding out of the exit and cutting me off,” said Christine Hall of Randallstown. .
Cameras will be installed Monday on I-95 North at the 67.5-mile marker, but traffic enforcement won’t begin until early January.
“Four out of five people who die in work area crashes are either passengers or vehicle drivers,” said MDTA Executive Director Jim Ports.
This is also the stretch of road where the $1.1 billion road widening project is underway. The first phase of the project will be completed in 2024 and the second phase in 2027.
“This is not really about raising money,” says Ports. “It’s literally saving lives and reducing injuries in that area.”
According to the MDTA, cameras will check for speeding drivers starting January 10.
“It stops some people from speeding, but others just don’t care,” says Towson’s Devon Keys. “So you never know if it’s going to work or not until it happens.”
Drivers believe this measure can save lives.
“Honestly, it was necessary because a lot of car accidents happen, and with car crashes, some people don’t get out of the accident,” Hall said.
Once ticket sales begin, those caught speeding will receive a $40 stipend in the mail.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/14/speed-camera-coming-soon-to-i-95-north-in-baltimore-county/ Speed Cameras Coming Soon on I-95 North in Baltimore County – CBS Baltimore