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Speed Cameras
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 of the current locations where speed cameras are in operation.

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. If the ticket is not paid within 30 days, there will be an additional $20 late fee.

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.

How do I pay a ticket?
*Please note payment is not accepted at City Hall or the Hagerstown Police Department*

Pay Online

Pay by phone by calling (443) 749-8839. Have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card information ready.

Mail a check or money order to:
   Automated Speed Enforcement
   City of Hagerstown, MD
   P.O. Box 5046
   Hagerstown, MD  21740

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.

Safe Speed for Students Operator
Officer Rossiter
The Hagerstown Police Department has designated a primary officer of the program, Officer Timothy Rossiter. He oversees all operations of the system, including activating and de-activating the cameras, approving citations, and ensuring the system is operating efficiently and effectively. Officer Rossiter also provides patrol support to the Downtown Squad and responds to calls as necessary.

Click here for a copy of Officer Rossiter's certification to operate the automated speed enforcement system.

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.

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. Establishes a $20 late fee if paid more than 30 days after the issuance of the citation.

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