On February 16, 2023, Associate Policy Director Sarah Sample testified before the House Environment and Transportation Committee in support of HB 0353 – Traffic Control Device Monitoring Systems – Authorization.
This bill authorizes the use of traffic control device monitoring systems, devices designed to capture instances of automotive violations, on county roadways. Quite simply, this enabling legislation equips counties with another useful tool to maintain motor vehicle compliance and public saftey in their communities.
From the MACo Testimony:
In addition to the enhanced security and order these programs help local governments maintain, they also help to support other public safety measures that keep these communities thriving. With an automated option for enforcing motor vehicle laws and violations, there is great potential to divert costs associated with law enforcement personnel who would typically be tasked with motor vehicle monitoring. These savings can be reinvested in other areas, while maintaining compliance and calming neighborhoods via the automated monitoring system. Counties welcome this additional means to provide the accommodations necessary to maintain safe streets for all and doing so in a way that is sensitive to the constant demands on taxpayer dollars and county budgets.
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