As mentioned before, Silver Spring will soon see it's first speed cameras. (We already have plenty of red light cameras, of course.)
According to the MoCo Police website, the following roads in Silver Spring will be subject to automated speed enforcement:
Piney Branch Road
Powder Mill Road
Until April 12th, you will just get a warning in the mail, but after that, it's a $40 fine, which is a bargain when compared to the $75 red light camera tickets. Of course, a majority of your fine will likely end up in the pockets of American Traffic Solutions, which already gets $20+ for each ticket issued by DC speed cameras. Then again, a lot of those don't even work. At least you don't get points.
ATS was sure happy to get the speed camera bill passed in Annapolis last year:
"Passage in the House was a total team effort from leadership to the Montgomery County delegation to the leadership," said David Carroll, a lobbyist for Capitol Strategies who represented Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions, which sells speed camera systems. "It was whole hog"
Not that they care if traffic cameras don't necessarily reduce the number of crashes. (Note that I am not advocating speeding or running red lights; I just don't like the whole traffic camera scam.)