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How Accurate Are Md. Speed Cameras?

An audit of Baltimore speed cameras found higher error rates than previously disclosed. Officials with AAA Mid-Atlantic and some lawmakers are urging checks of all such systems in the state.

An audit of Baltimore speed cameras found higher error rates than previously disclosed. Officials are urging checks of all such systems in the state. File|Patch
An audit of Baltimore speed cameras found higher error rates than previously disclosed. Officials are urging checks of all such systems in the state. File|Patch

Speed cameras in Baltimore with error rates in the double digits have prompted representatives ofAAA Mid-Atlantic and some Maryland lawmakers to urge municipalities to check their speed camera programs, reports theBaltimore Sun.

Ragina Averella with AAA Mid-Atlantic said other jurisdictions across Maryland should "absolutely" check the accuracy of the $40 citations. 

The Baltimore Sun reported that the city's speed cameras likely charged motorists for thousands more erroneous tickets than previously disclosed, based on data from an audit conducted last year.

Consultant URS Corp. found an error rate of more than 10 percent — 40 times higher than city officials have claimed, the newspaper says. The audit identified 13 cameras with double-digit error rates, including one at Loch Raven Boulevard with a 58 percent error rate. The city camera system has been shut down since April.

>>Read the full Baltimore Sun investigation into speed cameras online.

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