Today's read: Concern over Prince George's cameras
County executive's plan questioned: Some Prince George's Council members are pushing back against County Executive Jack Johnson's decision to revise the county's plan for using speed cameras, the ones that issue $40 tickets to the owners of vehicles pictured going at least 12 mph over the speed limit. (Jonathan Mummolo)
It took a long struggle on the part of the county's General Assembly delegation to win state approval to install the cameras, but last week, Johnson said the original plan to install fixed cameras in dozens of school zones would be scrapped in favor of a smaller number of mobile cameras.
My take: Cameras work to control speeding in school zones. Montgomery County uses them on fixed poles and in mobile vans. Johnson's arguments are confusing. On the one hand, his administration talks about not wanting to impose a burden on drivers (Getting a $40 ticket for going more than 12 mph over the speed limit in a school zone is a slap on the wrist). On the other hand, his people are saying that the county wouldn't make enough money under the original plan.
January 13, 2010; 9:44 AM ET
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