Automated Speed Enforcement Program FAQ
The maximum fine is $40.00 for each violation and is stated on the Citation. Since the violations are being treated as civil and not criminal violations, no license points are assessed and vehicle insurance providers are not notified.
How much time do I have to pay my Speed Citation?
You must pay the civil penalty on or before the due date indicated on the Citation.
OPTION I. Pay the Fine
- Pay Online: Logon to www.SpeedViolation.com by entering the Citation Number and License Plate Number noted on your Citation. There is a $3.50 convenience fee for paying on-line, assessed at the time of payment.
- Pay By Mail: Mail your check or money order (payable to the Easton Photo Enforcement Program) in the return envelope provided. Be sure to include the payment stub from the bottom of the notice you received along with your payment. Please do not send cash.
- Pay By Credit Card: A Toll Free number has been established specifically for Easton and is noted on the Citation. Payments will be accepted between the hours of 9am – 4pm (EST). VISA and MasterCard are accepted and there is a $3.50 convenience fee for the service. A transaction confirmation number will be provided, as well as an email confirmation for your permanent records if you wish.
OPTION II. Contest the Citation
Any vehicle owner who receives a Citation has the option to contest. Citations may be contested in Maryland District Court, and detailed instructions are included on each Citation.
- If you or your company were not operating the vehicle at the time the Citation was issued.
- You have corroborating evidence that supports your statement and representations that you were not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation
- Work: Provide a certified statement from your employer confirming you were working at the time the violation took place.
- Travel: Travel documents (airline, train, bus tickets) or a hotel receipt confirming your name, dates of travel and destination.
- Loan of Vehicle to Friends / Relatives: Letter from the individual accepting responsibility for the violation and confirming you were not operating the vehicle. The name, address and Drivers License number of the individual must be provided.
- Vehicle Being Serviced: Copy of repair bill / invoice that confirms the vehicle was being serviced at the time the violation took place. Contact information (name, address, telephone number) for the service station or repair shop must appear on the statement.
- Lease of Vehicle: Copy of lease agreement with all identifying information, including signatures of parties and the effective dates of the lease.
- Vehicle Sold: Copy of the Vehicle’s Bill of Sale.
- Military Duty: Copy of Military Orders or Certified statement from Commanding Officer that the individual cited was in military service or deployed at the time the violation occurred.
- Deceased: Death certificate and a certified statement from the estate administrator.
Examples of corroborating evidence which have been acceptable to the District Court:
If the vehicle is found to be exceeding the posted speed limit, a series of images are taken. These images passed a two part review process by qualified technicians before being submitted to the Easton Police Department for final review and approval. The alleged Speed Monitoring System Citation is then mailed to the registered owner or identified driver. Confirmation of the owner’s name, address and vehicle registration information was provided to the Police Department by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
Any streets within a ½ mile radius of a school are eligible for Speed Photo Enforcement. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Easton Elementary School
- Easton Middle School
- Easton High School
- St. Peter / St. Paul Elementary & High School
- The Country School
- Chesapeake Christian School
- Talbot County Board of Education