Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A helpful map of speed cameras, and their types, throughout Montgomery County
Montgomery County has become a beacon for speed cameras. Search through the map below, which details where mobile, fixed and portable speed cameras lie throughout the county, along with which direction they point in. In camera-dense areas, especially, zoom in to track just how many cameras police have at their disposal.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Revenue is down for automated traffic enforcement, even as police consider dozens of new locations, The Examiner newspaper reported.
Speed and red light cameras captured more than 300,000 traffic law violations in Montgomery Cameras this fiscal year, so far, The Examiner newspaper reported. That figure is still way lower than previous years, including the all-time high of 562,399 citations in fiscal year 2009, according to data from Montgomery County police. From July 2012 to February 2013, about 291,000 speed camera tickets and 25,000 red light camera tickets were issued in the county, the newspaper reported from data presented to the County Council's Public Safety Committee. From last year, speed camera tickets decreased by nearly 40,000 while red light camera tickets increased by about 3,000. Fiscal year 2013 ends June 30. "Our goal is to change behavior," …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Catch up on headlines this week from across Montgomery County.
A 130-year-old local grocery chain is closing up shop; a North Potomac resident nicknamed "The Turbanator" advances to the next round of American Idol; and Montgomery County councilmembers pledge to increase police presence in schools. These are just a few of the stories Patch reported this week. Get caught up on top headlines here. Magruder's Closing All Locations GAITHERSBURG—Magruder's is closing all four of its supermarkets, including Montgomery County's Gaithersburg and Rockville locations, but they may re-open under new ownership in the future. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch. Man Guilty of Running Prostitution Ring from Rockville Pike Hotel ROCKVILLE—He’s been dubbed “The Pimp on the Pike.” Now, Nahshon Kornegay, 31, of District …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Montgomery County Police spokesman answers questions submitted by Patch readers.
This week, Lucille Baur of the Montgomery County Police Department takes on questions from Patch readers. Patch Reader Question: How many people were, in 2011, charged with violating the state's wiretapping laws for photographing or videotaping police officers? Baur: We are not aware of any such charges in 2011. Please note that wiretapping laws do not apply to photography or videotaping without sound. Officers know that they may be photographed or videotaped by anyone as they are in the course of conducting their regular duties. The wiretapping laws protect a conversation when there is a reasonable expectation of privacy such as during a phone call. No one is allowed to record a verbal conversation without the permission of all of the …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Montgomery County Police spokesman answers questions submitted by Patch readers— including privately-installed speed cameras, when to stop for pedestrians and court fines.
This week Capt. Paul Starks, of the Montgomery County Police Department, takes on questions from Patch readers about speed camera installations, cops and photography and court fines. Reader Question: Since the speed cameras are operated by a private company for their own profit and the county's profit, can a private person or homeowner put one in the neighborhood? Starks: No. R: Do we have to bid to get one? S: No. R: If it's about safety, as we hear so often, why not [put a speeding camera] where speeding is occurring? S: We do that. R: How about canvassing neighborhoods to find out if one is necessary? S: That is not a part of the process or the law. To learn more about the automated Traffic Enforcement Unit, please go to www.mymcpnews.…
Monday, September 19, 2011
What the Mayor and Council will talk about tonight at their meeting.
It's been a rough year for the CSX rail line that runs through the heart of Olde Towne—three people have been struck and killed, and a family narrowly escaped with their lives. And tonight the Mayor and City Council will hear a presentation from MARC and CSX officials that looks at the safety along this section of rail. The study was begun in February and completed in June. The Council will also vote on whether or not to install three additional speed cameras in the city. They could go in the 400 block of Christopher Ave., the 400-600 block of Clopper Road, and the 400-600 block of Girard Steet. The Council will also hold a public hearing on updates to the salaries and benefits received by elected city officials. There will also be a …