One population that hasn’t been falling in the Baltimore area is our population of speed cameras. We’ve got them in the city, and plenty more in the suburbs. Many speed cameras are kept inside vans parked at schools and work zones, among other locations.
And apparently there’s something significantly more frustrating about being caught speeding by a machine and sent a ticket in the mail than being pulled over the old-fashioned way, because the stationary cameras as well as the vans have been getting roughed up a bit lately.
One van on the Balt-Wash Parkway was smashed up by man wielding a shotgun and a A 50-year-old man in Ellicott City channeled his inner Dennis the Menace when he used a slingshot to pelt marbles at a speed van on Tuesday. Last year, on the Balt-Wash Parkway, a man grabbed a hammer and a shotgun and smashed the windshield of one of the vans.