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Effective Monday, speed cameras were activated on Marshall Corner Road as part of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s speed camera program.

Last month, the Maryland State Highway Administration informed the sheriff’s office that the speed camera on the westbound side of Route 228 near Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School in Waldorf was 300 feet outside of the posted school zone.

That camera was shut down immediately after the sheriff’s office was informed of the mistake, and the speed camera program, which includes two other cameras, was shut down.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said the program has been reactivated, and that effective Monday, the program’s three cameras were in place on both sides of Marshall Corner Road in the school zones of Maurice J. McDonough High School and Dr. James Craik Elementary School. The speed limit is 40 mph in that area.

Richardson said the cameras would be active Monday and that citations would be given even though it was a holiday.

The program runs Monday through Friday, and holidays, she said, are no exception.

“We don’t take a break on holidays or in the summer,” she said of the cameras in posted school zones.

Citations come with a $40 fine.

There are no points associated with the citations.

Richardson said that the sheriff’s office and other agencies still are working out refund issues regarding the citations issued at the Jenifer site during the time that the camera was outside of the school zone.

The three cameras are moved throughout the year to various school zones, and the sheriff’s office posts the locations on the agency’s Facebook page,