What I should do is buy a ton of stock in the speed camera company, then all the hayseeds in the "just slow down" crowd will become useful idiots because i would want tickets for even 1mph over any speed limit and cameras on every road in the state
If it can be proven otherwise that ALL cameras are simply there for the intent of slowing traffic, then I wouldn't be so chafed at the current administration.
Former mayor Dixon was drop-kicked from office for an ethics violation, using gift cards that were meant to be distributed to the less fortunate. In my humble opinion, the same ethics violations are happening with Mayor Rawlings-Blakes administration, just on a more egregious scale.
Safety is one thing, but using the speed camera system as an overt cash cow
is sickening. Mayor R.B., what are you going to do to correct this heinous misuse of the camera system? To initiate no action at all would be an obvious admission of guilt.
I love speed cameras... If I'm driving 90 in a 65, then my ticket is the same as someone going 75. And no points. Win-win.
"Slow down" doesn't seem to even be a consideration for those addicted to speeding. It's never going to be their fault that they were busted for breaking the law; it has to be faulty cameras.
The fines are set low for two reasons: to discourage taking the tickets to court, and to ensure that idiots can afford to keep offending.
What they need to do is throw the book at repeat and the high speed/aggressive offenders.
And why do we allow people to own high powered race cars for street use?
I seriously doubt that those drivers who continue to get speeding tickets due to their own recklessness are driving race cars. In fact ~ I doubt that professional race car drivers get many tickets on our streets and highways at all.
I would love to see higher fines and the book thrown at repeat offenders and those aggressive drivers without getting so many chances to kill others. How many times have we seen repeat drunk driving offenders go free, only to hurt others? Judging from the Maryland Judiciary Case Search ~ it almost seems that having a record is something that is required of certain radio "personalities" and that reflects poorly on the employers.
But considering the error factor in the cameras, I have a better suggestion which is more along your logic:
Don't come into Baltimore.
I mean, aside from some great sports teams, what does Baltimore have?
(Okay, the City does have the highest quality illegal drugs you can find. Oh, and no one really cares about the law, so you can get away with pretty much what you want...But other than that, why even go in there)?
*City official says speed-camera radar 'not 100% accurate'
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