Howard County speed camera fines start Nov. 16

The 30-day warning period for Howard County's new speed cameras will end next week. As of 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, drivers caught going 12 mph or more over the speed limit will receive citations and be fined $40, according to the Howard County Police Department.

The speed cameras are in vans and operate in school zones on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The county has two cameras now, but county law allows for up to eight.

The police department's website is updated each Thursday with camera locations for the following week, though it does not give specific dates and times.

Revenue from the program pays for its costs and any extra is used for public safety initiatives.

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