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The Baltimore County Police Department is still watching for those who choose to speed, drive aggressive or distracted. As there is less traffic on the roads because more people are heeding the advice of staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn’t mean that drivers can ignore the traffic laws.

There are still people who need to be on the road – police officers, fire fighters, medics, nurses, doctors. Don’t be a danger to others who are working tirelessly to save lives. Speeding has always been a main contributing factor to fatal crashes.

Police will stop drivers who speed and drive aggressively or distracted, and especially those under the influence. Those drivers will be ticketed!

Slow down, pay attention and think of others who are working around the clock. Drive safely to get you and others to the destination alive!

On Friday, July 26, the Baltimore County Police Department will activate two new speed camera locations in the following school zone in Owings Mills. These sites were initiated by citizen complaints.

  • Lyons Mill Elementary School, 9400 block of Lyons Mill Road. Both eastbound and westbound directions have been evaluated and approved for the two new sites.

For the first 30 days, motorists exceeding the speed limit by at least 12 mph will receive warnings rather than citations. All speed camera zones are marked with signage.

In compliance with state law, Baltimore County’s speed cameras operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., including during the summer months and on weekdays when school is not in session.

Further information on the use of speed cameras and a list of other locations in Baltimore County can be found on our website.

The next edition of On the Beat, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, runs through March.

The opening segment focuses on Metro Crime Stoppers, a non-profit organization that provides valuable assistance to several law enforcement agencies in our area. Ms. Beth Watson, Treasurer of Metro Crime Stoppers, explains how to submit tips for unsolved felony crimes. If your information leads to an arrest and conviction, you will receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Callers may remain anonymous.

The topic in our second segment is our DUI Task Force. Officer Bodway, of the DUI Task Force, explains how this team keeps our roadways safe from drunk and buzzed drivers. It features traffic operations and stops made by this team of officers.

The department's new police uniforms and patrol vehicles will also be introduced in this program.

The program airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

On the Beat is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017