The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Automated Speed Enforcement Unit will be adding Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf, to the list of school zones in which automated speed enforcement cameras can be activated. The pad site is in the median on Middletown Road and will be placed in rotation on or around March 1. This marks the fifth site in which speed cameras are currently authorized. The other sites are: William B. Wade Elementary School, Maurice J. McDonough High School, Dr. James Craik Elementary School and Malcolm Elementary School.

The CCSO has three mobile cameras which are generally rotated on a weekly basis. As a courtesy, the location of the cameras are posted weekly on the sheriff’s office facebook page. In addition:

  • Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, including holidays and summer, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the exception of Wade Elementary which operates from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Violators must be traveling 12 mph over the posted speed limit for the camera to activate.
  • A school zone speed camera violation is a $40 fine with no points.
  • Citations are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.

For more information about automated speed enforcement cameras, click here.