Speed Cameras Become Law
A proposal to use speed cameras on residential roads in Montgomery County won final approval this morning when the Senate overrode the governor's veto of the measure.
"If you slow people down, you'll have fewer accidents and less serious injuries," Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D-Montgomery) said moments before the Senate voted 31 to 16 to override the governor's veto.
Yesterday, House leaders pushed the measure through over objections from the governor, who called it an inappropriate intrusion into peoples' lives.
Under the new law, cameras would be posted in school zones and on smaller neighborhood streets to snap photos of drivers going 10 miles an hour over the posted limit. Drivers would be provided two photos offering proof of the violation and would be fined $40.
The money collected from the fines will be dedicated to pedestrian safety efforts in Montgomery County.
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