Montgomery fights speed camera suit
Montgomery County is trying to dismiss a class-action lawsuit charging that the county operates its speed camera program illegally, the Washington Examiner reports.
The lawsuit says the county is breaking state law by paying its camera contractor, Affiliated Computer Services, on a per ticket basis. The county gives 40 percent of its ticket revenues -- or $16.25 per ticket -- to ACS. Maryland law prohibits per ticket payments to camera operators to avoid a financial incentive for issuing more tickets.
But Montgomery officials say the county, not ACS, operates the camera system. After the lawsuit was filed in 2008, Montgomery amended its contract with ACS to read, "Contractor provides vehicles and equipment but does not operate the speed monitoring system."
Washington Post editors
| May 17, 2010; 10:35 AM ET
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