Speed cameras on northbound and southbound Interstate 83 at 41st Street have been recording drivers speeding and issuing warnings. On Wednesday, July 13, those warnings will become $40 fines. Image via Google Maps.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reminds drivers today that automated speed enforcement citations along the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) will begin on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

A 90-day warning period began in mid-April to alert drivers of the new speed enforcement program and provide time for drivers to modify their behavior before any citations were issued.  During this time, motorists who exceeded the speed limit by 12 or more miles per hour received warnings in the mail.

Now that the warning period is ending, speeding tickets will be issued to violators along the JFX starting at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13.  Automated enforcement cameras are located along the northbound and southbound Jones Falls Expressway near the W. 41st Street bridge.

The fine for an automated speeding ticket is $40.  Since these are considered civil violations, no license points are assessed.  Automated speed enforcement along the JFX will be in effect 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

To alert motorists that automated speed enforcement is occurring, warning signs are posted along the expressway.  Digital speed signs have also been installed so that drivers will receive feedback in real-time which encourages compliance with posted speed limits. 

According to Maryland State law, automated speed camera revenue will be used to cover the operating costs of the JFX camera system, and the remaining funds must be allocated for expressway improvements.