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Resource ID: #25844
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: Baltimore Sun
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Date: 11/18/2012

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The Baltimore Sun's Fast Money series exposed inaccuracies and systematic flaws in Baltimore's automated speed cameras. By compiling and analyzing a database of more than 1.6 million tickets issued over three years, and contacting drivers through social media, The Sun was able to show that automated speed cameras are often wrong and the process of issuing tickets unfair. In one telling example, reporters found a Mazda minivan issued a speed ticket while stopped at a red light. Since the story's publication, Baltimore City officials have announced plans to scrap the entire network of 83 cameras because of the deficiencies revealed by The Sun. And Maryland's governor and legislators have promised a "speed camera day" in Annapolis to consider reforms.

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