Safe Speeds for Students Program

How do I pay a ticket?

*Please note payment is not accepted at City Hall or the Hagerstown Police Department*

  1. Pay Online
  2. Pay by phone by calling (443) 749-8839. Have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card information ready. 
  3. Mail a check or money order to:
Automated Speed Enforcement
City of Hagerstown, MD
P.O. Box 5046
Hagerstown, MD  21740
Speed Camera with Police Cruiser

City of Hagerstown Designations Pursuant to House Bill 929

As a result of the new Speed Camera Monitoring Law, HB 929, passed during the 2014 Legislative Session, the following changes have been made to the department’s “Safe Speeds for Students” program:

Program Administrator

Officer Tim Culp has been appointed as the department’s Safe Speeds for Students Program Administrator. The position description, as outlined in the law, is as follows:  The person chosen by the local jurisdiction, not affiliated with the contractor, who manages the speed monitoring program.  The administrator shall be trained before beginning the program and every two years thereafter.  As the Administrator, Officer Culp oversees all operations of the system, including activating and de-activating the cameras, approving citations, calibration/certifications, and ensuring the system is operating efficiently and effectively. Officer Culp also provides patrol support to the Downtown Squad and responds to calls as necessary.

Click here for a copy of Officer Culp's certification.
Officer Tim Culp

Program Ombudsman

Lt. Rebecca Fetchu has been appointed to serve as the Safe Speeds for Students Program Ombudsman.  The new law states that the local jurisdiction shall designate an official or employee to investigate and respond to questions or concerns about the local jurisdiction's speed monitoring system or a violation.  This designee shall have the authority to void erroneous violations.  This designee may not be employed by a contractor or be involved in the review of any violations.

For questions regarding a citation, please contact the Hagerstown Police Department
by phone at 301-739-8577 x 352.

Postal Mail: 
Automated Speed Enforcement
City of Hagerstown, MD
P.O. Box 5046
Hagerstown, MD  21741

About the Safe Speed for Students Program

The Safe Speed for Students Program was implemented by the City of Hagerstown in April of 2012 with a goal to increase safety for students around our schools with the use of automated speed enforcement. Based on traffic studies conducted before the launch of the program, the presence of speed cameras has contributed to as much as an 80% - 90% decrease in the number of drivers exceeding the speed limit by 12 miles per hour or more in school zones. The cameras were strategically placed in areas where students typically cross the street and where the traffic studies indicated a higher occurrence of speeding drivers.

There are 13 designated school zones in the city of Hagerstown approved for automated speed enforcement. Each area is marked with appropriate signage to notify drivers that the school zone is photo-enforced. Click here to view a map that shows locations of the speed camera systems.

The City of Hagerstown adopted Section 21-809 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland in developing an ordinance to operate speed cameras in our school zones, which specifies the following guidelines:
  • Cameras operate from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  • Vehicles traveling 12 miles per hour or faster over the posted speed limit will be cited. Tickets are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.
  • Drivers are charged a $40 penalty, which is discounted $5 if paid within 7 days of receiving the ticket. Drivers are charged a $40 penalty, which is discounted $5 if paid within 7 days of receiving the ticket.
  • Drivers who are cited will not receive points on their license, nor will the citation appear on an individual's driving record. In addition, the ticket will not be reported to a driver's insurance company.

Radar Certification

Maryland State Law requires the radar units to be certified annually, but the Hagerstown Police Department exceeds those standards by certifying the radar units twice a year.
 Click here to view the most recent radar certification logs.

More Information

Maryland State Law:
TA 21-803
Allows local authorities to establish school zones within ½ mile of a school.
TA 21-809
Sets violations for automated speed enforcement at 12 mph or more. Maximum fine of $40. 
Full Copy of current Maryland Law updated June 2014

Hagerstown City Ordinances:
Section 60-17: Authorized Speed Monitoring Systems in School Zones; (C) (2) permits a $5 discount if paid within 7 days of the issuance of the citation.

Section 60-18: Established the City of Hagerstown, Maryland School Zones; within 200 yards of the school property.

Click here to learn more about the staggering statistics behind pedestrian safety and traffic crashes.
Click here to see how automated speed enforcement legislation in Maryland has evolved over the years.