Police to activate speed camera near Johnnycake Elementary on May 1

Motorists speeding down Craigmont Road in Westview will soon end up lighter in the wallet.

Baltimore County police announced on April 16 that they will activate a speed camera on the 5900 block of Craigmont Road near Johnnycake Elementary School on May 1.

Drivers exceeding the 25-mile-per-hour speed limit by 12 miles per hour or more will receive a warning for 30 days after the camera is activated, according to a release from Baltimore County police.

After the 30-day period, $40 citations will be issued to speeders caught by the camera.

The camera will be operational on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the year, police said.

Police will also add a speed camera near Perry Hall High School, increasing the total in Baltimore County to 17, police said.

One of the first bills that 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk introduced upon taking office a year ago was to remove the cap on the number of speed cameras the county could deploy, which had been set at 15.

Quirk has said that he supports cameras only in school zones and neighborhoods.

State law requires the cameras to be located in school zones.

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