FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Thomas Dommel, Program Administrator
Phone: 240-910-5114 | Email: email@example.com
NEW MARKET SCHOOL ZONE SPEED SAFETY PROGRAM INCREASING COMMUNITY SAFETY
Over 8,000 school zone speed citations have been issued by the Frederick Police Department since the programs start
NEW MARKET, MD – (March 28, 2023) New Market’s school zone speed safety cameras are making streets safer. The program has witnessed a nearly 50% reduction in speeding since the program launched in the fall of 2022. The program started issuing citations in October of 2022 to drivers exceeding the posted speed limit near 0 Block to 100 Block of Main Street. The data from this location comparing issued citations from October 2022 and February 2023 shows drivers are getting the message and slowing down.
“The data clearly shows that the cameras are working to decrease dangerous driving behavior in the Town of New Market,” said Tommy Dommel, Program Administrator. “Not only have violations decreased after just five months, but the program is also experiencing a low rate of recidivism–86%. That means most offending drivers are not receiving a second violation.”
What to expect when you’re exceeding the speed limit:
- You may be issued a citation if school zone speed safety cameras capture your vehicle going over the posted speed limit.
- The fine amount is $40. This is a civil penalty and points will not be assessed to your driving record.
- To view documentation of the violation or to pay/dispute your fine, you can visit www.violationinfo.com.
- The Frederick Police Department determines whether a violation event has occurred and reviews each warning and citation prior to issuance.
The use of school zone speed safety cameras in the Town of New Market was authorized under the State Statute, Maryland Transportation Section 21-809, Enforcement of speed limit in school zones with recorded images and TA 21-809 – Exceeding Speed Limit. The cameras are operational Monday-Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm and signs are in place to alert drivers that the school zone is being monitored by speed safety cameras.
The Town of New Market and the Frederick Police Department contracts with Verra Mobility to administer its safety program. For more information on the Town of New Market Speed Safety Program, visit: https://www.townofnewmarket.org/home/pages/school-zone-speed-safety-program