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Automated Speed Enforcement

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The City of Greenbelt is now one of many jurisdictions in the Washington Metropolitan area using automated speed enforcement to reduce traffic crashes, pedestrian accidents, and most importantly save lives. The program provides automated enforcement in school zones. Speed Cameras provide police with one more tool to protect pedestrians, school children, and other motorists by targeting aggressive driving behaviors.

The fine for violating the posted speed limit is $40.00 for each violation. Violators traveling 12 miles over the posted speed limit will activate the speed camera which will result in a violation notice being issued via the US Mail. All violators may pay the fine or request a court date to contest the speeding violation.

The ultimate goal of the City of Greenbelt automated speed enforcement program is to save lives and prevent injuries. However, there are several other goals and benefits of the program:

  • Reduce speed in school zones
  • Change driver behavior through voluntary compliance with traffic laws
  • Reduce accident severity and the financial impact on the economy
  • Educate the public and increase public awareness
  • Augment the efforts of traditional law enforcement

References To The Law TA§21–809:

  • School Zone: Meaning a ½ mile radius of school on segments of roadway where school activity occurs. (Kindergarten – Grade 12 only)
  • Location of Speed Cameras: In School zones only
  • Enforcement Hours: School zone cameras are restricted to 6 A.M. to 8 P.M., Monday through Friday
  • Violation Threshold: Vehicles traveling at least 12mph over posted speed limit
  • Citation Approvals: Sworn and signed by a duly authorized law enforcement officer employed by the agency
  • Annual Radar Calibration: Performed by an independent laboratory selected by the jurisdiction

Speed Camera Locations

The City of Greenbelt currently has ten (10) portable Speed Camera Locations:

  1. 300 Block Crescent Rd. Eastbound
  2. 5900 Block Cherrywood Ln. Northbound
  3. 7700 Block Hanover Parkway. Eastbound
  4. 7700 Block Hanover Parkway. Westbound
  5. 7700 Block Mandan Rd. Northbound
  6. 7700 Block Mandan Rd. Southbound
  7. 9100 Block Edmonston Rd. Northbound
  8. 7700 Block Maryland 193 (Greenbelt Road) Eastbound West of Frankfort Dr.
  9. 7700 Block Maryland 193 (Greenbelt Road) Westbound West of Frankfort Dr.
  10. 5900 Block Cherrywood Lane Southbound

Local Designee

The Speed Monitoring System Reform Act of 2014 requires a local jurisdiction that authorizes a program of speed monitoring systems to designate an official or employee to investigate and respond to questions or concerns about the local jurisdiction’s speed monitoring system program.

The local designee shall review a citation generated by a speed monitoring system if the person who received the citation requests review before the deadline for contesting liability under the speed monitoring systems statute.

If the local designee determines that the citation is an erroneous violation, the local designee shall void the citation.

Greenbelt Police Local Designee
Attn: Capt. Thomas Kemp
550 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: 301-474-7200

Payment Information

Payments can be made via the following options:

  • Pay by Phone: Call 443-749-8835 and follow the automated prompts.
  • Pay by Web: Go to to pay via credit card (VISA/MC/DISCOVER).
  • Pay by Mail: Certified check or money order, payable to the
    City of Greenbelt Automated Speed Enforcement
    P.O. Box 5046
    Hagerstown, MD 21741

To ensure proper credit, include the citation number and vehicle tag number on your certified check or money order.

There are no walk-in payment locations available.