Speed cameras: Maybe you think they are good, maybe you hate them or your thoughts are somewhere in between. Regardless, we’re most likely going to have live with them in Bowie.
Barring a drastic change in public policy, if you drive more than 12 mph over the speed limit at certain locations, the speed cameras may catch you.
Since the program began in June 2010, more than 113,000 citations have been issued. Each ticket carries a fine of $40.
The cameras have brought in more than $3.2 million in revenue. About 60 percent goes to the city’s traffic safety programs and about 40 percent to the company that runs the speed cameras for Bowie, Affiliated Computer Services in Dallas.
The cameras run Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. in the following school zones:
- Old Chapel Road near Samuel Ogle Middle School and Whitehall Elementary School.
- Race Track Road near Yorktown Elementary School.
- Route 197 near Rockledge Elementary School.
- Route 450 near Bowie High School and St. Pius X Regional School.
- Northview Drive near Northview Elementary School.
- Belair Drive near the Belair Annex to Bowie High School.
The Patch Poll asks you: What do you think is the purpose of the speed cameras?