Drivers warned to watch their speed near school on Rohrersville Road in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — New speed cameras have been installed near Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Rohrersville.

Washington County Sheriff, Brian Albert, said he hopes the change will reduce drivers exceeding the posted limits.

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The cameras will be active from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the week. Anyone driving 12 miles over the posted limit will receive a fine of $40.

“Out of concern for the community there have been some accidents there,” Sgt. Carly Hose with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, said. “We want everyone to be safe going to and from school and this is one of the tools that we have to be able to that.

Enforcement starts Wednesday.

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