NEW MARKET WARNINGS TO BEGIN FOR SCHOOL ZONE SPEED SAFETY PROGRAM AS SCHOOL BEGINS
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Town of New Market School Zone Speed Safety FAQs
Why has the Town of New Market installed School Zone Speed Safety Cameras?
Speeding is dangerous and often deadly. In 2020, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 11,200 fatalities in crashes where aggressive driving or speeding was a contributing factor. Speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.
A vehicle’s level of speed also has a significant impact on a pedestrian’s level of risk for severe injury or death. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that a pedestrian hit by a vehicle traveling at 20 m.p.h. is nearly two-thirds less likely to be killed, compared to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling at 30 m.p.h.
New Market utilizes state-of-the-art digital cameras and proven violation detection technology to help decrease potential violations at school zone locations across the county. Speed safety cameras have shown to be effective in reducing crashes as well as pedestrian-related injuries. Most importantly, communities that use speed safety cameras consistently report safer roads around their schools. The program helps ensure that drivers pay more attention and obey traffic control devices.
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.
When are the school zone speed safety cameras operational?
School zone speed safety cameras will be operational along 0 – 100 Block of Main Street, Monday-Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Are there signs posted where school zone speed safety cameras are enforcing?
Locations of school zone speed safety cameras will attempt to include signage at every location.
What is the fine amount for a school zone speeding violation?
The fine amount for a school zone speed safety violation is $40.
Will “points” be assessed to my driving record?
A violation for which a civil monetary penalty is imposed pursuant to State Statute, Maryland Transportation Section 21-809 shall be deemed noncriminal, and no points assigned. Drivers who receive speed camera violations are cited for speed violations only.
The Town of New Market utilizes transportable speed safety systems.
Violations are mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle after review and approval of the data and recorded images.
The speed safety camera installations represent state-of-the-art technology that is precise and unbiased in its ability to identify vehicles speeding.
How do I pay the fine?
PAY ONLINE: Visit www.violationinfo.com and log in with your violation and PIN number referenced on the top of your Violation letter.
There is an additional convenience fee for online payments.
PAYMENT BY MAIL: Send bottom portion of your violation along with a check or money order payable to the following address. Be sure to include the License Plate and Notice number on the face of your payment.
Town of New Market
School Zone Speed Safety Program
P.O. Box 35131
Seattle, WA 98124-5131
Please do NOT mail cash.
PAY BY MONEYGRAM: Pay at the nearest CVS Pharmacy or Walmart. To find a MoneyGram location near you, call 1-800-926-9400 or visit www.moneygram.com/locations. Use code 19143.
There is a $4.99 convenience fee. (Fee subject to change).
PAY BY PHONE: call (toll free) 1-866-790-4111 and select option 1. Available 24/7.
A fee may apply for phone payments.
What if I don’t agree with my speeding violation? How can I dispute it?
The owner of the vehicle shall be responsible for this Notice of Violation. If you don't agree with your speeding violation you have the right to contest the violation with the Office of Administrative Review found on www.violationinfo.com and submitting it prior to your hearing date. Your affidavit and documentation will be reviewed. You will be notified in writing of any action taken. For additional inquiries, contact the Town of New Market Program Administrator at 240-910-5114.
What if I lost my Notice of Violation?
Please call 1-866-790-4111 and have your license plate number readily available.
What if the registered owner was not driving the vehicle at the time of the violation?
The registered owner of a vehicle will be mailed the Notice of Violation. If your vehicle/plate was stolen or you are a rental/lease car agency, you may complete an Affidavit of Non-Responsibility and attach supporting documentation found on www.violationinfo.com. The Affidavit must be received by the due date of your Notice. The Affidavit and supporting documentation will be reviewed and will result in either dismissal of the notice or scheduling an administrative hearing. You will be notified in writing of any action taken.
Please contact the Town of New Market Program Administrator at 240-910-5114 for further instruction.
Who receives the Notice of Violation?
Notices of violation are mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Can I receive violations for other offenses as a result of the school zone speed camera violation?
No. Drivers who receive school zone speed safety camera violations are cited for speed violations only.