Town of Denton, MD
Caroline County
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[Added 11-3-2011 by Ord. No. 641]

§ 120-44 Definitions.

Terms used in this article that are defined in § 21-809(a) of the Transportation Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, as may be amended from time to time, shall have the same meanings in this article.

§ 120-45 Use of speed monitoring systems authorized; activation and operation.

A. 
Speed camera enforcement, using speed monitoring systems, is authorized at locations within school zones in the Town.
B. 
Before activating any unmanned stationary school zone speed monitoring system(s), the Town shall:
(1) 
Publish notice of the location(s) of the speed monitoring system(s) on the Town website and in a newspaper of general circulation within the Town; and
(2) 
Ensure that each sign that designates a school zone indicates that speed monitoring systems are in use in school zones.
C. 
The school zone speed monitoring system may only operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
D. 
For 30 days after the first speed monitoring system is activated in the Town, a violation recorded by such system may only be enforced by the issuance of a warning.
E. 
Subject to compliance with all applicable provisions of § 21-809 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Town may:
(1) 
Acquire and/or use speed monitoring systems provided by a vendor for speed camera enforcement within the Town's jurisdiction; and
(2) 
Enter into appropriate agreements with the vendor for the furnishing of speed monitoring system services associated with the speed monitoring system enforcement program.
F. 
The speed monitoring system enforcement program in the Town shall be conducted in compliance with all applicable provisions of § 21-809 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as may be amended from time to time, and other applicable law.

§ 120-46 Violations and penalties.

Unless the owner or driver of the motor vehicle received a citation from a police officer at the time of the violation, the owner or driver of the motor vehicle is subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $40 if the motor vehicle being driven is recorded by a speed monitoring system as being operated in a school zone in excess of the posted speed limit, with such penalty to be assessed in accordance with § 21-809 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as may be amended from time to time.

§ 120-47 Payment of civil penalties.

[Amended 7-10-2014 by Ord. No. 660]
A. 
Where a citation is issued as a result of a speed monitoring system violation and it is uncontested, the penalty shall be paid directly to the Town. An additional late fee of $25 shall be due and payable for any uncontested citation that remains unpaid for more than 30 days after issuance of the citation.
B. 
The penalty and additional fees may be paid by credit or debit card. A convenience fee of $6 will be applied to all payments made by credit or debit card.
C. 
In the event the penalty for an uncontested citation remains unpaid and the Town reports the unpaid citation to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration under its registration renewal flagging program, a fee of $25 will be due to the Town once the citation is paid and the Town is requested to release the hold on the renewal of the vehicle's registration.
D. 
In a contested case before the District Court, the penalty shall be paid directly to the District Court, and shall be collected by the District Court in accordance with § 7-302(a) of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and § 21-809 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and distributed in accordance with § 12-118 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.