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Red Light Cameras
Understanding Red Light Camera Citations
Rockville began operation of cameras to enforce red light laws and as an initiative of the Mayor and Council to protect pedestrians. According to Maryland Law TA 21-202(h), a vehicle facing a steady red signal must come to a complete stop at the near side of the intersection at the stop line or, if there is no stop line, prior to the crosswalk and before entering the intersection, and remain stopped as long as the signal is red. Unless a sign prohibits turning on a red signal, after coming to a complete stop as prescribed, the vehicle may cautiously enter the intersection and make the turn.

The cameras work by utilizing cameras and sensors embedded in the roadway to detect vehicles and their speed in each lane of traffic as they approach the stop bar on a steady red light. If the speed of a vehicle at a certain distance prior to the stop bar is at or above a pre-determined threshold speed, then the cameras will initiate the photo sequence to photograph the vehicle prior to the stop bar and again once the vehicle has fully entered the intersection on a steady red light. Should the vehicle come to a complete stop at or before the stop bar, no violation has occurred and the photographs are voided. The full-motion video camera is also activated during the red light sequence of the traffic signal.

Camera Locations
Currently, there are 10 (ten) red light cameras now operating in Rockville and monitored by the Rockville City Police Department.

Here are the locations of the current red light cameras and the date of installation:
  • North Washington Street at Beall Avenue (South Bound) - August 2012
  • West Gude Drive at Gaither Road (West Bound) - August 2012
  • West Gude Drive at Research Blvd. (East Bound) - August 2012
  • West Gude Drive at Research Blvd. (West Bound) - August 2012
  • Seven Locks Road at Fortune Terrace (North Bound) - August 2012
  • North Washington Street at Middle Lane (North Bound) - March 2013
  • Park Road at N. Stonestreet Ave (West Bound)  - March 2013
  • Gaither Road at Redland Blvd (North Bound)  - March 2013
  • Seven Locks Road at Fortune Terrace (South Bound) - June 2013
  • Wooton Parkway at Preserve Parkway (East Bound) - July 2013

Violations
Violators are to be fined $75, but points are not be assigned to the vehicle owners driving record (similar to a parking ticket), and insurance companies cannot consider these tickets in calculating insurance rates.

However, failure to pay fines will result in the inability to renew vehicle registration with the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles and the credit report of the vehicle owner may be affected. The vehicle owner may simply pay the fine, or request a trial in District Court to contest the violation.

All photographs and video evidence of an alleged traffic signal violation taken at a Rockville intersection are reviewed by the Rockville Police Department before a citation is issued to the violator.

If you received a red light citation, a video clip of the violation is available online by logging onto www.public.cite-web.com with your citation and PIN number provided on the front of your citation. The speed of the vehicle is printed in the data bar of the second picture of the citation. This is the exit speed, or the speed of the vehicle as it crossed over the stop line and into the intersection. Your vehicle must come to a full and complete stop before the stop line before beginning your right turn on red where allowed.

Red Light Camera Citations
If you have any questions, you need to request a flag release (VR-119) for your vehicle, or talk to a customer service representative, please call 866-818-3844 or send an inquiry via e-mail.

Pay in Person (Cash, Check or Money Order Only) Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rockville City Hall
City Hall Cashier (3rd floor)
111 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850

Neighborhood Services Counter (Police Department)
2 West Montgomery Ave
Rockville, MD 20850

Safe Zones Walk-In Payment Center

4040 Blackburn Ln, Suite 200
Burtonsville, MD 20866

Pay by Mail (Check or Money Order Only):

City of Rockville, Maryland
P.O Box 10549
Rockville, MD 20849

Pay Online
You will need your ticket number and/or license plate number to pay a red light camera ticket online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/safespeedpay . A convenience fee of $2.00 will be charged for each ticket paid online. Only Visa and MasterCard transactions are accepted.

Red Light Camera Statistics
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