When speed cameras were brought to Prince George’s County two years ago, lawmakers said the focus was not to devise a new cash source but to enhance public safety. The devices, in accordance with state law, must be within state highway construction zones or within a half-mile of a school.
But while students are away on summer break, the cameras remain in operation and continue to bring in money to area municipalities.
The Washington Post has a point:
(There are SO MANY of us that ARE bad drivers that the government has decided to make “public safety” another revenue opportunity. These cams don’t slow people down. When was the last time you saw an FOP or FP plated vehicle driving he speed limit? Even police cars are covering license plates with ant-cam covers. We don’t care about safe driving in Maryland and now the government is taxing our bad behavior. What say you now Maryland?)
- Explore Baltimore County: Fines, not warnings, from speed cameras in school zones
- The Towerlight » Council to vote on speed cameras
- Speed Cameras in Howard County: Questions Answered – Elkridge, MD Patch
- P.G. plans to install 113 speed cameras – Washington Times
- Sykesville turns down speed cameras in referendum – baltimoresun.com
- Maryland Speed Cameras
- Frederick County School Buses Get Cameras – wjz.com
- UPDATE: Speed Camera Torched Near QO High School – Gaithersburg, MD Patch