Timonium, Maryland Speed Traps
you are coming down a hill and if the traffic light, at bottom, is green you tend to pick up speed – I was doing 45 in a 30 mi zone – no traffic anywhere. There was a cop car parked on the left side of the road and he ticketed me for $82 – I went to court and, of course, I got nowhere. I am in my 80’s and this was the first speeding ticket I had ever had.
When travelling East on Padonia Road from York Road, you will pass Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens on your left, and then come upon Dulaney High School on your right. There is a new, automated speed enforcement device that will take a couple of pictures of your car and your license plate. You will get a citation in the mail a couple of days later if you are caught speeding.
If going southbound on Pot Spring Rd towards the Timonium Rd intersection, after passing a church on the right hand side, Pot Spring Rd slopes downward, you can easily idle up to 45 if not paying attention (Posted speed limit is 30 mph). Use Chantrey Rd (on the right hand side) as a reference point which you will pass near the church. On the slope downwards, there is a marked car that sits on Springlake Drive on the right hand side (right before Timonium Rd), which you CANNOT see going down the downgrade due to a tree. Normally when you go the other way, the marked car is out in the open. Be careful and pay attention to your speed.
This speed trap has been present for many years. The police car usually hides at the entrance to Deer Fox Lane behind the community sign, bushes or trees (which block the police car from view). Occasionally, the police car can also be found in the private driveway across the street from Deer Fox Lane. North bound traffic on Pot Spring Road must come down a hill, and the speed trap is near the bottom of that hill. By the time drivers see the speed trap, it is too late. The speed limit is 30 miles per hour, which is unrealistically low for a wide, main road. A more realistic speed, which most cars travel at, is 45 miles per hour. The speed trap has been set-up at all times of the day, but PM rush hour is the most common.
If coming from Dulaney Valley Rd, first turn behind trees. If coming east after crossing Pot Spring Rd, will be hit by radar coming down hill. Will get you from both directions.