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Del. Jon Cardin Pushing For $1,000 Vendor Fine for Each Inaccurate Speeding Ticket

Baltimore — At least a state lawmaker heard the complaints of many motorists. He is proposing that speed camera companies be penalized for the giving out of bogus tickets after several reports of camera glitches at a handful of Baltimore City cameras. One of the most questionable cameras is installed at Cold Spring Lane.

Here is that what Del. Jon Cardin thinks the state ought to do.

If a speed camera catches a motorist legitimately speeding, he should get the fine. But if there is something wrong with one of these cameras, it is the turn of the speed camera company to make the payment.

It is a fact that in almost all roads of the states are speed cameras everywhere. And it is your good luck if the cameras noting your speed is accurate.

A lady motorist declared that she has no faith on the accuracy of the speed camera.

When interviewed about this issue, almost all drivers do not trust that speed cameras are accurate.

Trust in the accuracy of speed cameras was broken after audits and an investigation made by by WJZ’s media partner the Baltimore Sun found a handful of city-operated cameras experienced glitches that caused the cameras to record the wrong speeds or produce inaccurate tickets.

In most instances, these tickets many drivers say they simply accepted.

Wafa Sturdivant, driver said that rather than go and contest it, he just paid it as he doesn’t have the time to go and contest it. So, he doesn’t really trust these cameras.

Neither does Baltimore County Del. Cardin. Responding to complaints about speed camera accuracy, he proposed that each county be required to audit their speed camera system for errors, holding contractors accountable. He said that each inaccurate ticket should result in a $1,000 fine for the speed camera company.

He said it is important that all county speed camera tickets should contain proof of the violation like the two-time stamped photographs already included in Baltimore City speed camera tickets.

Each contractor is required to make sure that what they are doing is, in fact, a legitimate system of monitoring the speed, Cardin said.

Many drivers believed that fines sound like great ideas using the cameras for profit rather than safety.

One concerned citizen added that in the same manner that workers are accountable at do their jobs every day or there is a standard for workers to do their tasks correctly, these cameras must be required to fulfill a standard.

Cardin stated that he is now going to begin drafting his legislation, and he is looking for co-sponsors.

Despite the recent problems, city leaders still claim that the speed camera program has an error rate of less than one-quarter of one percent.

If you have received a traffic ticket, please contact an experienced speeding ticket lawyers. Protect your right to drive legally.

Source: CBS Baltimore

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