Maryland Pulls Plug on Speed Cameras

April 9, 2008

Speed cameras aren’t coming to Maryland highways.

State lawmakers appeared poised to allow speeding cameras, but the final moments of the year’s session in Annapolis ticked away without lawmakers agreeing on the bill. That means the measure dies until next year.

The bill passed both the House and Senate, but lawmakers must agree to identical bills before they can head to the governor’s desk for his signature.

The state Department of Transportation pushed for the speed cameras, saying they would improve safety in work zones where traditional radar enforcement is impossible. The bill also would’ve allowed speed cameras on local roads near schools in municipalities that allowed them.

The measure could return next year.


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