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The Prince George’s County Council, during session on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, enacted CB-073-2021, legislation pertaining to speed monitoring systems in residential districts.
Council Bill CB-073-2021, sponsored by Council Members Derrick Leon Davis (District 6) and Tom Dernoga (District 1), implements authority granted to Prince George’s County by the Maryland General Assembly in its 2021 Session to place speed cameras on roads in residential districts with a maximum posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour. CB-073 also provides that prior to the installation of the first residential district speed monitoring system, the County Council will hold at least one public hearing.
Council Member Davis, following his vote, expressed appreciation for the collaborative efforts to support the measure.
“I thank Mr. Dernoga for working on this project, and all of the people in the State Legislature that worked to give us the authority to move in this direction after so many years of effort. Most of all, I thank Fairwood Community because there were two tragic incidents that occurred in that community that compelled the effort to make this happen over the last five years. We look forward to making our streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists using the tools we’ve been given.”
Council Member Dernoga noted the residents of Briggs Chaney Road for pushing this at the state level for the north end of the County.
State law was enacted during the 2021 Session of the Maryland General Assembly which expanded the eligible locations for placement of speed cameras to residential roads.