Red Light Cameras
The Hagerstown Police Department utilizes sophisticated, tested, and proven technologies to aid our officers in maintaining and promoting public safety throughout our community. Motorists who run red lights create a significant risk to other drivers and pedestrians, and the use of automated traffic systems can reduce the most severe and deadly intersection crashes.
The Hagerstown Police Department analyzed traffic accident data to identify intersections where the highest number of vehicle crashes occurred in order to determine the best placement for the red light cameras. The intersections include:
- Potomac Street at Wilson Blvd.
- Virginia Ave. at Burhans Blvd.
- Other Locations TBD
30-Day Warning Period:
Motorists will be issued a warning citation for the first 30 days of the program. Red light cameras at Potomac Street and Wilson Blvd. as well as those at Virginia Ave. and Burhans Blvd. will begin operations on February 1, 2018. Citations will be issued beginning March 4, 2018.
View/Pay a Citation:
Click here to view and/or pay your citation. You will need information from the notice you received in the mail as well as credit card, debit card, or electronic check information for payment. If you do not have your notice, please call 1-866-790-4111.
There are no walk-up or in-person locations to pay a citation. Payments can also be made by mailing a check to the address given on the notice.
A citation fee is $75. There is a $5.00 convenience fee added to payments that are made online. A red light camera citation is a civil penalty, therefore the driver will not receive points on his/her driving record and it is not reported to insurance.
About the Program:
The Hagerstown Police Department participates in the Regional Automated Enforcement Center (RAEC), which is comprised of nearly a dozen police agencies across Maryland that utilize red light cameras. Established by Howard County in 1998, their system of managing and administering red light cameras through a unique private-public partnership adheres to the highest standards, integrity, and quality control.
- How do red light cameras work?
- How is revenue from the Red Light Camera Program allocated?
- What does a red light camera look like?
- Do red light cameras reduce collisions and red light running at intersections where they are used?
- Can the cameras be used to enforce other violations, such as not wearing a seat belt, texting while driving or speeding?
- If I come to a stop after the white line, will I be issued a citation?
- If I am in the intersection when the light turns red, will I be issued a citation?
- Will I be issued a citation for not coming to a stop before making a right turn on red?
- Where is the citation sent? How long after a violation will the ticket be sent?
- What information will be displayed on the citation?
- Who is responsible to pay the ticket: the owner of the vehicle or the person who was driving when the citation was issued?
- Can I dispute the citation?
- What if I fail to pay or request a hearing in a timely manner?
- What is the fine for a Hagerstown red light citation? Are there late fees?
- Will this violation go on my driving record? Are there points assessed? Will it affect my insurance rates?
- How can I contact the Hagerstown Red Light Camera Program?