Montgomery County’s state legislative delegation is considering a bill to allow the County to move automated traffic enforcement — speed cameras, red light cameras, and bus cameras — to the county Department of Transportation. This local bill, MC 4-21, would apply only in Montgomery County.
We support this move because the transportation department is best able to ensure that traffic enforcement prioritizes pedestrian, bicyclist, and traffic safety, and because of historic bias in policing. We need greater adoption of automated enforcement and civil handling of traffic infractions. MC 4-21 will advance the cause.
We need your support to convince our county’s senators and delegates to advance MC 4-21 to the Maryland General Assembly. It has unanimous support of the Montgomery County Council and is backed by County Executive Marc Elrich, and we ask you to weigh in too!
Use this campaign to write a letter to the state legislators for your district: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/speed-cameras-should-be-handled-by-civilians . It will take you just two minutes.
ACLU of Montgomery County • Action Committee for Transit • Coalition for Smarter Growth • Jews United for Justice • Silver Spring Justice Coalition • Takoma Park Mobilization • Washington Area Bicyclist Association • Young People for Progress