Here’s the Thing About Baltimore’s Brand New Speed Cameras

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So, back in November, the Baltimore Sun exposed the numerous erroneous tickets that the city’s speed cameras were regularly issuing (including one ticket issued to a motionless car). Soon Baltimoreans of every class and creed were publicly denouncing them, and the city promised to replace the cameras with a new “zero-error” system.

That system is now in place, but there’s a problem. Radar experts interviewed by the Sun say that even with their tracking radar, the new cameras are unlikely to be error-free.

The city will still need to ramp up human oversight of the system to approach Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s “zero-error” goal. And, though officials don’t necessarily accept that the new cameras are anything short of reliable, they’ve promised to do just that, increasing the number of police officers assigned to check tickets. Here’s hoping.

Well, at least we’re still illegally paying our camera operators per citation!


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