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Today's Read: Few Jurisdictions Ready With Speed Cameras

These stories from today's Post will be of interest to travelers in the Washington area.

Maryland Law Takes Effect Thursday: But only a handful of jurisdictions are preparing to add speed cameras. The Baltimore County Council has authorized the cameras, and the Prince George's County Council is considering an authorization bill. Several Prince George's municipalities -- Riverdale Heights, Berwyn Heights, New Carrollton, Bowie, District Heights and Cheverly -- have plans awaiting final action. Howard County has set aside money for a speed camera program but has yet to approve its use. (Ashley Halsey III)

One Camera's View: Two years ago, when speed camera #2091 was installed on Wootton Parkway in Rockville, it caught about 75 speeders a day. This Monday, the catch was down to 16. The sharp decline leaves little doubt that drivers slow down on this stretch of road, as they tend to most anywhere a speed camera is mounted in Montgomery County. (Michael S. Rosenwald)

Circulator Stays: District officials announced Tuesday that plans to end Circulator bus service to several stops on Wisconsin Avenue NW in Georgetown have been canceled, although they don't know where they'll find the funds to operate the route. (Yamiche Alcindor)

By Robert Thomson  |  September 30, 2009; 8:21 AM ET
Categories:  Driving , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Today's Read  
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