Letter To The Editor from Mrs. Susan Virginia Lee
Updated: 3 days ago
On November 19, 2020, along with Mrs. Bernadine Karns, President of the Calverton Citizen Association, I testified in support of PG-303-21 for a speed camera for Briggs Chaney Road. Over the years, speeding cars have caused serious traffic accidents along Briggs Chaney Road.
In early 2021, the speed camera legislation was approved by the Maryland General Assembly, which will allow speed cameras to be installed on Prince Georges County residential roads. An online news article by Matthew Delaney for WTOP.com titled, ‘Speed Cameras Are on Their Way to Residential Areas in Prince Georges County,’ was published to WTOP.com on November 12, 2021. As of today, in 2023, neither Briggs Chaney Road nor Calverton Blvd has had their long-promised speed cameras installed by the contractor for the Prince Georges County Police Department.
While the residents of Briggs Chaney Road and Calverton Blvd are still waiting for the long-promised speed cameras to be installed by the contractor for the county Police Department, the speeding-related traffic accidents continue on Briggs Chaney Road and Calverton Blvd. One resident of the 4100 block Briggs Chaney Road has had 6 speed-related accidents damage his property in the last three years.
On December 12, 2022, I sent an email letter to the Traffic Engineering and Safety Division of the Prince Georges County Department of Public Works and Transportation to request a Traffic Study for Briggs Chaney Road. As of the time of this letter, I have yet to hear back from the Traffic Engineering and Safety Division. And the speeding related accidents continue to damage residential property along Briggs Chaney Road; the most recent speed-related accident was on January 26, 2023 at 7 AM.
While there are continued promises that the speed cameras ‘are on their way’ to Briggs Chaney Road, Calverton Blvd, and other Prince Georges County residential roads, the residents of Briggs Chaney and Calverton Blvd continue to advocate to bring speed cameras to their residential streets, while still experiencing serious speed related traffic accidents.
If the speed cameras are on their way to Briggs Chaney Road and Calverton Blvd, exactly when will they be installed by the contractor for the Prince Georges County Police?
Mrs. Susan Virginia Lee
Delegate to the Calverton Citizen Association Board
Advocating for the residents of Briggs Chaney Road