Speed Cameras to be Installed on Jones Falls Expressway in Baltimore

Posted on 11/25/21 | News Source: WBAL

The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved putting two speed cameras on the Jones Falls Expressway.

There will be six speed cameras on the JFX, but only two will be activated at any given time. Drivers will encounter speed indicators showing how fast they are traveling. Motorists will be granted a 90-day grace period before $40 fines are levied.

"The total goal for this is to make people slow down," Baltimore City Transportation Director Steve Sharkey said.

The speed cameras are allowed under a state law passed by the General Assembly this year.

Baltimore City transportation officials cite excessive speed as the No. 1 contributing factor to severe injury crashes. During a one-week test period of speed cameras on the JFX, 151,000 drivers (42%) exceeded the speed limit by at least 12 mph, and 28% exceeded the limit by 15 mph.

"During this time, the highest recorded speed was 173 mph," said Adrea Turner, chief of staff at the Baltimore City Department of Transportation.