Maryland highway agency didn’t properly monitor speed cameras, snow removal contracts, audit finds

Maryland lawmakers have raised serious questions about the way work zone speed cameras have been monitored.

A report from the state Office of Legislative Audits shows for most of 2017, Maryland’s State Highway Administration did not adequately monitor the Maryland SafeZones program vendor.

The program is meant to protect highway workers. For example, along the Suitland Road bridge project, the speed limit is 55 mph. Drive 12 mph over the speed limit and you’ll automatically be issued a ticket.

According to the audit report, there were 18 work zone cameras during the time the audit was performed, but 10 of those sites did not have the proper inspections.