Speed Cameras 

Speed Cameras - A Safe Speed Program

Through the use of speed cameras, the Safe Speed Program aims to reduce speeding and motor vehicle accidents and ensure safety for pedestrians and bicyclists on roadways throughout the City of Bowie. 

The program is intended to change drive behavior rather than generate revenue for the city. Over time, as behaviors change, the number of speed camera citations is expected to go down as drivers reduce speeds and comply with speed limits.

Effective November 1, 2023, the Safe Speed Program in Bowie expands beyond school zones to 21 additional residential areas in Bowie. 

Cameras placed in designated residential locations will operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Residential Areas Authorized for Speed Cameras  ***NEW**

Cameras operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. (*) Denotes Residential Area & School Zone)
  • 11th Street
  • 9th Street
  • Alderwood Lane
  • Belair Drive (bet. Trinity & Tulip Grove Drives)
  • Belair Drive (near Belair Annex to Bowie HS) *
  • Brunswick Lane
  • Chestnut Avenue
  • Dahlia Drive
  • Dolphin Way
  • Dunwood Valley Drive
  • Kembridge Drive
  • Kendale Lane
  • Millstream Drive
  • Mitchellville Road (2400 block)
  • Mitchellville Road (3500 block)
  • Nashua Lane
  • Northview Drive (near Northview ES) *
  • Old Stage Road
  • Peachwalker Drive (15500 block)
  • Peachwalker Drive (near C. Elizabeth Rieg School) *
  • Penn Manor Lane
  • Pointer Ridge Drive
  • Race Track Road (near Yorktown ES) *
  • Stonybrook Drive
  • Tulip Grove Drive

School Zones Authorized for Speed Cameras

School Zone Cameras operate Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Exceptions: Peachwalker, Race Track Road, & Belair Drive which are also in residential zones & operate 24/7 (eff. 11/1)
  • Belair Drive (bet. Trinity Drive & Teal Lane)
  • Belair Drive (near the Belair Annex to Bowie HS)  - 24/7
  • Collington Road (MD 197) (near Benjamin Tasker MS)
  • Kenhill Drive (near Benjamin Tasker MS)
  • MD 197 (near Rockledge ES)
  • MD 450 (near Bowie HS & St. Pius X Regional School)
  • Northview Drive (near Northview ES)
  • Old Chapel Road (near Samuel Ogle MS & Whitehall ES
  • Peachwalker Drive (near C. Elizabeth Rieg School) 24/7
  • Race Track Road (near Yorktown ES)  24/7
  1. program goals
  2. How the Program Works
  3. violations & fines

The Bowie Police Department manages the City of Bowie Safe Speed program. 

The guiding principles are to:

  • Identify and effectively communicate speed-related safety problems to the public.
  • Make automated speed enforcement sites visible to road users through signage and media outlets.
  • Deploy automated speed enforcement in school zones and residential areas where a bona fide need exists.
  • Ensure a fair program by deploying automated speed enforcement only after careful consideration and study.
  • Determine the effectiveness of the program through continuous and ongoing evaluations.