Work zone speed camera haul: 34,600
As it announced the launch of its fourth work zone to be equipped with speed cameras, the State Highway Administration released a tally of the state's camera-generated tickets under its SafeZone project as of the end of May: 34,600.
At $40 a ticket, that would work out to almost $1.4 million in citations since last fall if they were all paid -- which we know won't be the case.
The new speed camera zone, which will become active June 24, is on the Beltway at Liberty Road, where the SHA will be replacing a bridge as part of a project expected to last untill late 2012. The three current camera-equipped zones are Interstate 95 at the site of the Intercounty Connector interchange near Beltsville; I-95 north and east of Baltimore, where the state is adding express toll lanes; and the Beltway at Charles Street, where the SHA is replacing another bridge.