Greenbelt's First Speed Camera Goes Live Tuesday

Greenbelt's first speed camera has begun capturing violations on Hanover Parkway.


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
Termite Loo September 18, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Just another way to make money, no real safety involved. Anyone who drives where they already exist know that drivers slow down for the camera and quickly go back to their normal speed once passed the box! At least be honest and say it's a money maker.
Hanover Resident September 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Why they are at it, they should just officially make Hanover Pkwy two lanes. Get rid of the "form single lane" sign because NO ONE pays attention to it. It's dangerous and causes crazy amounts of road rage and competition among drivers. Just line the road and make it two lanes. Or start enforcing the single lane only concept before it gets uglier out there!
Meta Sienkiewicz September 19, 2012 at 02:58 PM
I noticed that the traffic on Mandan Rd has already slowed down, all up and down the street. It used to be that people were regularly flying down (and up) the hill at 35mph or more in the 25mph zone.
Kathy Reynolds September 19, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I am glad that speed cameras are in place and more to come. Something needed to be done. Where I live, it is RARE that a vehicle does the 25 mile an hour limit. The majority of the cars FLY BY doing at least 40 to 50 mph. There is not one stop sign from the beginning of Crescent Road (off Kenilworth Ave.) until one gets to Gardenway. I guess people think they are on the Beltway. It is unreal how fast vehicles go; trucks, city vehicles, you name it, IT SPEEDS!!


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