Officials also announced that a speed camera is planned near Johnnycake Elementary School in Catonsville—together, the Perry Hall and Catonsville speed cameras will bring the county's total to 17.
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Patch first reported on plans for a speed camera along Ebenezer Road near Perry Hall High School in September 2011, when a sign was accidentally installed, warning drivers that the 30 mph speed limit was "Photo Enforced."
The sign was mistakenly installed after an order for a speed camera was redirected from Perry Hall High School to Eastern Technical High School, according to Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson.
Johnson said, however, that a speed camera was intended for Perry Hall in 2012.
Under previous legislation, the total number of speed cameras in county school zones was restricted to 15. But on Jan. 1, 2012, under a new contract and a law approved by the County Council in February, the county was allowed to install an unlimited number of devices in school zones.
Thirty days after a speed cameras is activated, drivers in the designated school zone, exceeding the speed limit by at least 12 mph, will receive a warning. After 30 days, the cameras will begin issuing $40 citations, according to the county release.
Based on state law, speed cameras will operate year-round, only between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, the release showed.
"I did not vote for the speed camera program, but I believe my constituents should be aware of the presence of these devices in their community," Marks stated.
Find a full list of speed cameras in Baltimore County here.