The 83 infuriating, error-prone, poorly-tested, questionably incentivized speed cameras stationed at school zones in Baltimore city have been taking it from all sides. Local media and politicians have done everything but run them out of town brandishing pitchforks. And now they’re being taken down. All of them.
They’ll be replaced by new speed cameras — ones that we are assured are “state of the art” — using $450,000 of taxpayer money.
Here’s the best part. Maurice R. Nelson, managing director of the city’s new speed camera contractor, said that replacing the old cameras with newer models with tracking technology is the only reasonable option, since “we want to rely on the systems and less on humans, who make errors.” Right. Humans. Sure.
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