Two Maryland counties surrounding Washington, D.C. expect revenue from movable speed cameras to reach $20 million during 2012, say published reports.
In addition, movable traffic cameras are replacing fixed-position cameras in those counties, because once motorists are aware of the location of a fixed-position camera, drivers slow down while in the camera’s field of view and accelerate once they have passed the camera.
Montgomery County, Md. recently doubled the number of mobile cameras it is using, and it predicts to receive $12 million in traffic fines during 2012, says a report in “The Washington Examiner” newspaper.
Prince George’s County, Md., which within the last year has quadrupled the number of speed cameras it is using, forecasts to receive $8 million in traffic fines during 2012. However, that county expects the amount it will receive in traffic fines during 2013 will increase to $28 million, the report says.
The newspaper does not list how much Washington, D.C. expects to receive in fines during 2012, but the district received $55 million in traffic fines during 2011.
Virginia does not use speed cameras.