Charm City may not be so charming for truckers: as of Monday, there are some places in Baltimore where trucks are not welcome.
The Maryland Motor Truck Association reminds drivers that the City of Baltimore begins electronic enforcement of trucks traveling on restricted routes starts today. According to the association, when a truck is detected on a prohibited route, a photo will be taken to identify the registered owner and a fine sent:
- First offense, a warning
- Second offense, $125
- Third and subsequent offenses, $250 each
The association says cameras will operate at:
- 1400-1700 Broening Highway
- 2300-2500 Chesapeake Avenue
- 3000-3200 Boston Street
- 800-1000 Fleet Street
- 3800-4000 Pulaski Highway
- 1600-1800 E. Fayette Street
Cameras monitoring system will be operational 24 hours a day every day of the year.
Some trucks that are restricted from these streets may still need to make deliveries along them. But, drivers will still receive a violation notice. To be exempt from this ordinance, drivers making deliveries can send a copy of the bill of lading, Maryland One-certified permit or other proof of local delivery to the DOT Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System.
Proof of delivery (with the violation number) can be sent via email to ATVES.Ombudsman@BaltimoreCity.gov or by mail to the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Automated Traffic Violations Enforcement System, P.O. Box 22505, Baltimore, MD 21203.