Crashes continue to get worse in Baltimore, even as traffic cameras expand

The new crash data comes as the city has moved to add dozens more speed and red light cameras to its network in an effort to deter speeders and raise revenue.

Last year, Baltimore increased the number of traffic cameras to 100 from 56. In July, transportation officials announced they were setting up traffic cameras in 37 new locations throughout the city — 27 of them to monitor speed.

But four months later, City Councilman Ryan Dorsey said many of the promised cameras are not yet activated. Of the five cameras announced for his northeast Baltimore district, just one is operational, Dorsey said.