It turns out that the , installed last week, was only temporary. A new one is still in the planning stages, according to Baltimore County police.
Police had previously that a speed camera would be installed within the first week of June in 's school zone. Instead, one was installed in the first week of July—but on July 6, county workers dismantled the device, spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton told Patch.
"It was a temporary camera for testing purposes. It was not activated and it did not issue citations," Batton said.
In spite of the delays, she said a new permanent camera is expected to be installed soon.
"Obviously, we're trying to give the community as much notice as possible," she added.
The Seven Courts camera is slated to be Perry Hall's second speed camera. The first was on May 1.
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, the county was allowed to in school zones. The latest five additional cameras will bring the county's total to 22, according to the release.
Thirty days after a speed cameras is activated, drivers in the designated school zone who exceed the speed limit by at least 12 mph will receive a warning. After 30 days, the cameras will begin issuing $40 citations.
Based on state law, speed cameras operate year-round, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Speeding and reckless driving is widely regarded as a along Seven Courts Drive. Ire over traffic conditions escalated after a while trying to cross the road in January.
Police temporarily stationed a in March. of the Parkville police precinct said its placement is in direct response to traffic concerns from local residents, shared in the comments of and during following the hit-and-run.
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Editor's Note: This is an update to a previous Patch article. A large portion of the text also appears in .