Figures from the Montgomery Police Department, show a whopping $15 million generated in revenue during the current fiscal year, equating to around $1.5 million each month.
At an average of $40 a ticket, that means 37,500 speed camera citations per month are being paid to the Montgomery County.
Analyzing this further, the 60 Montgomery County’s speed cameras are pulling in $53,560 per day in fines, and this number is expected to climb further
“What we typically see is a spike in the number of fines around a new camera at the beginning and then it slows down,” says Lt. Paul Starks with Montgomery County Police.
“You also have to remember that these cameras are handing out $40 fines and no points (on your license). If you were to get pulled over by an officer for speeding, it would be $90 and two points.”
Sounds like a “padding” of the system. One that has grown from $106,000 from the first month the program began to $1.5 million this month