Glen Echo pushes for Maryland's first stop sign camera

[B' Spokes: I am all for this! 1) We need a campaign that teaches that a significant safety issue is drivers rolling through stop signs (counter the idea that only cyclists roll through stop signs.) 2) If police can't get enough personnel out there enforcing public safety (and yes traffic enforcement is a public safety issue) then we should go with the automated enforcement.] Highlights:
Unlike speed and red light cameras, Maryland law does not allow stop sign cameras. Beers hopes to get the issue before the Maryland General Assembly in the upcoming session.

Alternatively, the county could begin allowing the town to keep the revenue earned from tickets given to drivers who roll through the stop sign, Beers suggested.

Since the town is too small to have its own police force, it hires off-duty county police officers to monitor the stop sign. But paying the police officers gets expensive, Beers said, and the extra revenue -- which the county keeps -- would help.

Stop sign cameras can keep people safe, Townsend said. Intersections controlled by stop signs account for more than 40 percent of all fatal crashes.

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by B' Spokes

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