Speed Cameras

Driver discovers error in speed camera citation; city to abate 300 tickets

It turns out Carrie Cammarato was right. The I-Team confirmed that the speed enforcement camera was wrong, and that problem means the city has to refund hundreds of drivers who received erroneous tickets and paid the fines. Watch the video / read the article at WBALTV.

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Howland discontinued speed cameras July 1 after change in state law

The Howland Police Department ended its traffic- camera program July 1 in response to the new Ohio law that reduced state funding to government bodies using them. The legislation reduced the local government funding the government agency received by an amount equivalent to the fines they collected through a red-light or speed-camera program. Read the full article at The Vindicator.

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Racing toward a united state of speed cameras?

Consider a world in which you’re driving home from work on I-85, keeping up with traffic – not doing anything crazy, mind you – and then you arrive home only to get a text saying you owe the government a hundred bucks (or more) for a brand new speeding ticket. Or maybe you got more than one ticket because you passed speed enforcement cameras in several different jurisdictions. Read the full article at AJC.

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Secret's out: Speed cameras aren't really about school safety

It’s the definition of a slippery slope: Government starts something on a small scale, with intentions that are hard to argue with, and then blows it all out of proportion. Read the full article at silive.com.

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Speed limit changed on Hagers Crossing Drive

The city of Hagerstown announced the reduction of the speed limit on Hagers Crossing Drive from 30 to 25 miles per hour. With the recent addition of Jonathan Hager Elementary School, the speed limit has been adjusted to comply with traffic safety policies within school zones in the city. A speed camera has been on this road since March of 2017. Read/Watch the full article at LocalDVM.

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I-Team: Millions in fines from Linndale traffic cameras

The smallest village in Cuyahoga County is using a camera company to spit out tickets outraging drivers like you, and we’ve found those cameras are generating millions of dollars from fines. Read/watch the full article at fox8.com.

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This Capitol Hill traffic circle probably isn't really home to Seattle's first 'photo enforced' stop sign

At some point in Snowbruary, the stop sign in the E Crescent traffic circle was smashed down. In recent days, the stop sign has been restored — along with an official looking, black on yellow sign. “PHOTO ENFORCED,” it promises. Read the full article at CHS Capitol Hill Seattle.

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DC tops $324M in traffic tickets; Md. leaves most unpaid

Between Sept. 30, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018, more than 1 million tickets were issued in the District through speed and red light cameras. About 33,000 of them were dismissed after a challenge. Read the full article at WTOP.

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Ohio Town Dragging Out Speed Camera Ticket Refunds

The village of New Miami, Ohio, has been fighting – and losing – a legal battle over its speed camera program since 2013. The state Court of Appeals and Supreme Court have already turned aside multiple procedural appeals. Those rulings all sided with Judge Michael A. Oster Jr, who deemed New Miami’s automated ticketing program unconstitutional because it gave vehicle owners no realistic opportunity to defend themselves after receiving a $180 ticket in the mail.

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Stop Senate Bill 1521 which would bring speed cameras to Virginia

Ask Gov. Northam not to sign SB 1521 and speed cameras into law In an alert I sent to Virginia members this past Friday, I asked those interested in killing the handheld speed camera bill to coordinate with Dr. Chris Unger, a DC physician who practices in Northern Virginia and who is lobbying directly with the governor’s office to kill SB 1521. Read the full article at National Motorists Association.

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