Maryland Lawmaker Readies Bill to Allow Speed Cameras

November 25, 2008

A Maryland state senator from Howard County plans to introduce legislation in the new year that would allow Howard County to install cameras to identify speeding drivers.

Sen. James Robey says the camera technology will save lives, including those of police officers. An officer was struck and killed last year when he stepped into a roadway to flag down a speeding motorist.

If approved, Howard would become the second county with speed cameras. The cameras have already been authorized in Montgomery County, where violations caught on camera results in $40 fines.

Legislation that would have authorized speed cameras statewide failed in Annapolis this year because of differences in bills that cleared the Senate and the House of Delegates.


Information from: The Baltimore Examiner,

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