Speed cameras proposed for Howard County
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will ask the County Council to adopt legislation allowing the use of mobile cameras to enforce speed limits in school zones.
Ulman, along with Police Chief William McMahon and Councilwoman Courtney Watson, will hold a news conference Tuesday to outline his plans.
According to the Howard County Police Department, introduction of the legislation follows a year-long study by police of speeding in school zones.
If the Council approves, Howard would join Montgomery, Baltimore and Prince George's counties, as well as Baltimore city, in authorizing speed cameras under a 2009 state law giving local jurisdictions the option of using them in school zones. Under that law, drivers can be fined $40 if a camera detects them going 12 mph or more above the speed limit near a school.
The news conference will take place at Ilchester Elementary School. Acting Superintendent Mamie Perkins and members of the school board are expected to take part.