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Speed Camera: Safety vs Revenue

Source: Martel Electronics

The P.G. county executive Jack B. Johnson has scrapped a plan to install some 50+ fixed cameras near the county schools.

Instead he wants this:

Johnson (D) said Friday that he plans to work with police officials to instead put several mobile camera units in operation. He said the number of units has not been decided, but it will be “much less” than 50, the number of school sites his spokesman, James P. Keary, cited late last year. (The Washington Post)

The reason for such a quick turnaround? Mr. Johnson thinks – fixed cameras are more associated with getting revenues (though speeding tickets) than bringing safety. Opponents don’t agree – they think it’s the election year politicking that forced him to make this decision.

More here on the Gazette article:

http://www.gazette.net/stories/01072010/prinnew163425_32562.php

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