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Speeding Ticket for Going Zero MPH

A speedy ticket is like the worm in the apple, the fly in the ointment, a visit to the dentist and all other pet peeves of motorists. But like it or not, the traffic camera is there watching your every move and eventually you will be clutching a ticket from your friendly policeman.
But like everything else, the traffic camera also commits mistakes. The camera issued a traffic ticket to a motionless car for over speeding.
The December issue of Baltimore Sun reported that a car stopped at a red speeding light camera but was issued a ticket for a running speed of 38 inside a 25 mph zone area. The penalty was $40. Since the car stopped, it could not have run with a speed of 35 miles per hour. It was motionless, travelling zero speed mph in a 25 mph zone. Obviously, the camera was at fault. And this is not happening only to this driver; it is happening to many places where the camera is installed.
What made this comic-tragic drama happen? The ticket clearly comes from the traffic camera. And what made the set-up weird was that the video clip and two other time-stamped pictures from the camera openly showed that the car stopped at the red light. Now each camera produced ticket that the police officer will review and if concise is approved and the citation will be mailed to the recipient.
But this error really happened on Dec. 14, when a car halted at a red light but was issued a ticket for running at a speed of 38 in a 25 zone with a fine of $40.

Since the car stopped, its speed was zero in a 25 zone. This kind of erroneous procedure must not be allowed to continue.
An explanation goes with this process. The ticket came out from a traffic camera but the video clip showed a non-moving car as was contained in the two time-stamped pictures. In every angle, the camera portrayed a car stopping at the red light. It is the police officer who will review the generated ticket from the camera and approve the citation which will be mailed to the pwner of the car.
Putting two and two together, the conclusion is that the camera committed an error showing a stopped car and generating a ticket that it was running 35 mph in a 25 mph zone. However, the police officer had time to review the ticket and could have rectified the camera’s fault.
Spokesman for the Speeding Ticket, Anthony Guglielmi agreed that the reviewing officer should have discovered the error and invalidated the citation.
Guglielmi said compared the situation to a perfect storm of errors. The photo from the camera was authentic as it went through the process, yet the police officer did not notice the error.
Baltimore reported that this is not the first time that tickets were at fault. As the newspaper was making a survey of the red camera, this one was the 7th one that goofed. Baltimore Sun said that this is one of the seven cameras in the city that are generating incorrect tickets.
Motorists are hoping that media could do something about this – there is something wrong with what the camera generated and the process of review.

Although, he court will surely side with the man and will throw out the tickets but it is a waste of materials, time and energy.
It is a serious problem which the city has to solve if they are to continue using the red camera.
Guglielmi said that the volume of citations everyday has to be reviewed according to its authenticity but it seems that the officers are relying exclusively on the equipment as it produces the pictures of the erring vehicles.
He added that very soon they will have to figure out which has the greater weight of error. Is it the equipment or an oversight? The answer might be both but it has to be investigated.
It was obvious that in this instance, the camera was at fault.

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Source: Examiner Com

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