BALTIMORE (WBFF) – A legislative audit of Maryland’s safe zones program questions whether the vendor who operates the program has complied with the law.
Maryland now pays the vendor $28 million to operate 18 speed cameras which are mounted in vehicles along state highways.
The audit, however, found that the State Highway Administration failed to adequately monitor the vendor to insure the program was properly administered.
According to the audit, there was no evidence a trained operator was present when every camera was operating, which is required by law.
It also found that there was no evidence that required road signs were in use while the cameras were operating.
State auditors studied the program for six months of 2017.
The State Highway Administration has concurred with the findings and says it has now put in place all recommendations suggested in the audit.