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Warning period end for Frederick speed cameras

By From Staff Reports

Sunday - 7/3/2011, 6:33am  ET

The warning period for Frederick's automated speed monitoring program is over, and beginning Tuesday, school zone violators will start to receive citations.

The first two cameras, located at Butterfly Lane and McCain Drive near Hillcrest Elementary School, and on North Market Street near Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, will issue $40 civil citations.

Two additional cameras, on southbound Opossumtown Pike at Fairfield Drive and on westbound Hayward Road, at Monocacy Elementary School, are set to begin the 30-day warning period Tuesday.

The cameras will be operating from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to Frederick police.

Cameras are set to snap a photo of drivers traveling 12 mph or more above the posted speed limit, 25 mph in city school zones. Motorists driving 37 mph or more will be cited.

Future locations under development are in the 1500 block of North East Street, on southbound Motter Avenue at North Frederick Elementary School and eastbound Hayward Road near Monocacy Elementary.

A total of seven cameras will be in place, all within a half-mile radius of one of the 15 city school zones.

-- Stephanie Mlot

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