COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WNEW) — Efforts to make Route 1 in College Park a safer place are moving at a feverish pace as students return from summer break.
As of midnight Friday, the number of speed cameras around the University of Maryland campus has grown to 8 and that’s far from the only thing being done.
The 24/7 Campaign targets both drivers and pedestrians, as police will be ticketing jay walkers in addition to installing a fence in the median.
Plans were already in place last year, but there was more urgency to begin the campaign after three people were struck and killed this year crossing Route 1.
The speed limit has also been lowered to 25 mph on Route 1 near where the deaths have occurred. Three new speed cameras and traffic signals have been installed as well.