Greenbelt's first speed camera is up and active on the 7700 block of Hanover Parkway near Eleanor Roosevelt High School—with its lens pointed toward eastbound traffic.
The city began placing concrete slabs for speed cameras last week in five locations, according to Officer Kelly Lawson, spokesperson for the Greenbelt Police Department. By Tuesday, Hanover Parkway's east-pointed camera went live and the casing for a west-pointed camera also was in place. Casings for three other cameras are also up in Greenbelt, according to Lawson, (see locations below).
For a minimum of 30 days after camera activation, drivers caught going 12 mph or more over posted speed limits will get warnings through the mail, Lawson said. After that, violators will begin getting tickets, Lawson said.
Violations will go through a review by Brekford, a city contractor, and those that pass Brekford's screening will go to the Greenbelt Police Department, according to Lawson. Certified officers will review them and confirm that a violation has occurred, then send certified citations to the registered owners of the violating vehicles, according to Lawson.
City Council approved locations where the speed cameras could be placed when it voted to designate school zone roadways in Greenbelt on Sept. 10.
The locations slated for cameras are:
- Crescent Rd. between Northway and Greenhill roads
- 7700 block of Hanover Pkwy.
- 7700 block of Mandan Rd.
- Edmonston Road at Springhill Ct.
- 5900 Cherrywood Lane