Safe Speed Program
Scammers Send Fake
Speed Camera Violation Notices by Email
Do NOT pay or reply; the Village mails speeding citation notices via US Mail only
Last week, Bethesda Magazine published a story describing how some Montgomery County residents have received emails notifying them of purported speed camera or red light violations. The emails included exorbitant fine amounts in excess of $500. A copy of the story can be found at the following link:
Every agency in Maryland that has an automated photo enforcement program sends violation notices the same way: as hard copies via the US Postal Service. Additionally, fines are statutorily limited at $40 for speeding violations and $75 for red light violations. If you receive an email that informs you of an automated traffic violation, ignore it and delete it.
To verify the legitimacy of a speed camera violation, or if you have any other questions or concerns about the Chevy Chase Village automated speed enforcement program, please call our customer service staff at 866-818-3844.
Jurisdictions within Montgomery County were granted the authority to operate the cameras by the State of Maryland in 2006. The pilot program authorized the use of the cameras in residential areas and school zones with speed limits of 35 miles per hour or less, and requires that money from speed camera fines be designated for public safety programs.
The goal of the Safe Speed Program is to reduce speeding on residential streets and streets near schools in an effort to prevent injuries and fatalities among pedestrians and motorists. The cameras are an additional tool available to police in speed enforcement. Officers will continue to enforce speed limits using other techniques such as hand-held radar or laser. For more information, contact the Chevy Chase Village Police Department Safe Speed Program at 866-818-3844 or by email.
Learn more about reading our frequently asked questions (PDF).
The Chevy Chase Village Police Department chooses streets for the Safe Speed program that meet the standards set by the State of Maryland. The following are locations of where Village Speed Cameras may be deployed:
- Northbound Connecticut Avenue at East Melrose Street (6100 block Connecticut Avenue). Speed limit 30 mph.
- Southbound Connecticut Avenue at Newlands Street (6200 block Connecticut Avenue). Speed limit 30 mph.
- Southbound Connecticut Avenue at Quincy Street. (6600 block Connecticut Avenue). Speed limit 30 mph.
- Southbound Connecticut Avenue at West Melrose Street (6000 block Connecticut Avenue). Speed limit 30 mph.
- Northbound Connecticut Avenue at East Kirke Street (5900 block Connecticut Avenue). Speed limit 30 mph.
- Northbound Connecticut Avenue between Oxford Street and Primrose Street (6400 block Connecticut Avenue). Speed limit 30 mph.
- Southbound Brookville Road at Quincy Street (6500 block Brookville Road). Speed limit 25 mph.
- Northbound Brookville Road at East Kirke Street (6000 block Brookville Road). Speed limit 25 mph.
- Unit block of Grafton Street. Speed limit 25 mph.
Concerns or Complaints
- Local Designee: Chief John M. Fitzgerald
- Program Administrator: Sergeant Eric Tiedemann
The local designee will review a citation generated by the Safe Speed Program if the person who received the citation requests review before the deadline for requesting a court date. The deadline to request a court date can be found by reading the back of the citation.