Just announced this week the City of Gaithersburg will be activating a new Speed Camera in the 900 Block of Quince Orchard Blvd. The city website article* is posted below:
Safe Speed Programs seventh speed camera location has been approved for enforcement efforts under the City of Gaithersburg's Safe Speed program.
The newest location in the 900 block of Quince Orchard Road will become operational on January 29, 2009.
Jurisdictions within Montgomery County were granted the authority to operate the cameras by the State of Maryland in 2006. Conducted in conjunction with
the City of Rockville, the Town of Chevy Chase and Montgomery County,Gaithersburg's Safe Speed program authorizes the use of the cameras in residential and school zones with speed limits of 35 miles per hour or less.
The Gaithersburg Police Department conducted traffic surveys to determine locations most in need of speed reduction efforts. Existing enforcement areas include Diamond Drive, Marquis Drive, North Summit Avenue, Quince Orchard Boulevard, Watkins Mill Road, and West Deer Park Road.
The goal of the Safe Speed program is to reduce speeding on residential streets and streets near schools in an effort to prevent injuries and
fatalities among pedestrians and motorists. Since it became operational in July of 2007, Gaithersburg Police have noted a reduction in the number of
Detailed information about the program, including locations of photo radar enforcement efforts, instructions for paying fines and a list of frequently
asked questions, is available at the link below. For additional information contact the Gaithersburg Police Department at 301-258-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send the exact coordinates to Miss POI for posting.
The camera has been installed for some time and the coordinates are in the file.
Currently this camera is only installed in one direction (towards Rte. 28). Do you think they will eventually install one in the opposite direction (towards Great Seneca Hwy)?
There was a camera on both sides of the street. I guess they were seeing more speeders coming from Rt 28 and the High School than heading towards it.
(I never really saw too many kids happy to go to school, but I sure saw a lot glad to leave!)
Oh, I was actually referring to the camera past the high school closer to the bubble pool. There is no camera on the Kentlands side of Quince Orchard, just one on the pool side of the street.
Are you talking about Rt 124 or are you on Quince Orchard Rd? 124 goes from Great Seneca toward Rt 28 where 124 ends. As it passes the high school it is QO Rd without a route number. So, are you north of the high school on QO Rd. or south on 124 towards the Kentlands?
The only camera I'm aware of in that area is the one on 124 near the intersection with Pawnee. It's been there for about a year now.
I heard on NPR (WAMU) yesterday that the speed camera program in Montgomery Village (Gaithersburg) has been so effective at reducing speeds that they will be removed. Apparently drivers have learned to slow down sufficiently. The perminent cameras will be removed and van cameras will be used on an as needed basis. I have no idea when this will commence.
I think these are the ones that Gaithersburg City puts up, not the ones the County has. I am not sure who is responsible for which. Maybe within City limits, they are all Gaithersburg City's.
For those of us in the Council's Republik of Montgomery, here are the official web sites for Speed & Red light cams. I don't know if it's required that all of the locations of fixed cameras be posted, but even so I'm sure these may not be updated very quickly.
In the case of the speed cams there are links to the relevant city sites as well.
While poking around, I found this interactive county map which also shows mobile cameras. Again, I'm not sure of the update frequency or the accuracy of the mobiles.
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