Camera Use

How the Program Works

Automated speed enforcement systems are deployed at select school zones throughout the City of Bowie and complement the existing speed enforcement efforts of the Bowie Police Department. School zones must be within the incorporated limits of the City of Bowie with speed limits of less than 45 mph.

Automated speed enforcement systems are comprised of a speed measurement device, camera, and a computer. Speed measuring devices identify motorists traveling 12 mph or more over the posted speed limit. Cameras capture license plate images of violations and computers record all of the relevant data associated with the violation.

When a speed violation occurs, the automated speed enforcement equipment records the date, the time and the speed of the vehicle.

A citation that includes images of the violating vehicle is then mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. Once the violator receives the citation, payment, request for appeal, or written correspondence can be mailed to:
City of Bowie Safe Speed Program
P.O. Box 13579
Baltimore, MD 21203

For additional information, please see our FAQs.

Use of Speed Cameras in Bowie

  • In school zones Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (regardless of when school is in session)
  • Locations to date:
    • Old Chapel Road near Samuel Ogle Middle School and Whitehall Elementary
    • Race Track Road near Yorktown Elementary
    • MD 197 near Rockledge Elementary
    • MD 450 near Bowie High and St. Pius X Regional School
    • Northview Drive near Northview Elementary
    • Belair Drive near the Belair Annex to Bowie High
    • Kenhill Drive near Benjamin Tasker Middle School
    • Collington Road (MD 197) near Benjamin Tasker Middle School
    • Peach Walker Drive near C. Elizabeth Reig Regional School**
  • Cameras triggered for vehicles exceeding speed limit by 12 or more mph
  • Civil citations, carrying a fine of $40
  • Citations will be mailed to vehicle owner
** Activation scheduled for November 2, 2015. During the first 2 weeks of operation at this site, warnings will be issued to violators. After November 16, 2015, violators will be issued citations.