Speeders be warned

Speedcam1New speed camera installed at corner of Carroll and Byod Avenues.

Two new speed cameras went into action October 26, Takoma Park Police announced.

The cameras are placed on Carroll Avenue between Lee and Lincoln Avenues, one northbound and one southbound. The police announcement says these new cameras will immediately be issuing warnings for violators driving 12 miles over the speed limit. Citations for violators driving 12 miles over the speed limit were issued beginning Friday, November 9, 2012. These additional speed cameras are part of Takoma Park Police Department’s Safe Speed Program. The stated objective of the program is to reduce speed, which will reduce accidents.

Speed camera fines added nearly 2 million dollars to the city’s revenues last fiscal year.

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New speed camera installed on Carroll Avenue at entrance to Opal Daniels Park.

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New speed camera installed at corner of Carroll and Byod Avenues.

Below are the current sites for the City of Takoma Park Government traffic enforcement activities. The areas listed below are fixed pole enforcement speed unit sites:

7200 block of New Hampshire Avenue (southbound)
7100 block of New Hampshire Avenue (northbound)
400 block of Ethan Allen Avenue (eastbound)
500 block of Ethan Allen Avenue (westbound)
900 block of East West Highway (westbound)

There is also a portable speed camera located at:

900 block of eastbound University Blvd.