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Posted at 7:57 AM ET, 06/17/2010

Md. speed camera suit dismissed

By Mike McPhate
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A speed camera on Democracy Blvd. in Bethesda. (Mark Gail/Post)

A judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against speed cameras in Montgomery County and three jurisdictions in the county.

A trial was set to start next month, but on Tuesday Judge David Boynton ruled in favor of the county, Rockville, Chevy Chase Village and Gaithersburg.

The suit filed in 2008 by Bowie lawyer Timothy Leahy argued that the jurisdictions operated their speed camera programs illegally by paying their camera contractors on a per-ticket basis.

Maryland law prohibits per-ticket payments to camera operators to avoid financial incentive for issuing more tickets. Boynton ruled in each case that the jurisdictions, rather than the camera contractors, operate the systems.

Leahy declined to comment following Boynton's ruling Wednesday.
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Information from: The Washington Examiner

Earlier: Montgomery speed cameras' image enhanced

-- Associated Press

By Mike McPhate  | June 17, 2010; 7:57 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  montgomery county, traffc  
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Comments

Don't speed and you all have nothing to worry about

Stop blaming others for getting caught speeding, ie breaking the law

Posted by: Bious | June 17, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Don't speed and you all have nothing to worry about

Stop blaming others for getting caught speeding, ie breaking the law

Posted by: Bious | June 17, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I'm totally shocked to see something that makes sense come out of a Maryland court, but I guess the sun even shines on a dogs butt some days. It makes no difference who runs the camera, it's the jurisdiction that runs the system and they issue the ticket, I really wish all these complainers would save their cash and trouble and just STOP the reckless driving, you'll save money and maybe a life or two - even mine!

Posted by: estuartj | June 17, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

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