Monday, April 11, 2016

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Speed Camera an Unfair Speed Trap

For more than 10 years, Washington D.C. officials have been installing cameras on traffic lights in an effort to enforce local speed limits. But according to residents living in the D.C. area, there is one speed camera that has been a source of frustration as many consider it to be a blatant speed trap. The camera in question is installed at the intersection of Suitland Parkway and Stanton Road, where there are two different speed limits. The westbound side has a speed limit of 35 mph and the eastbound side has a 45 mph speed limit. The camera is on the eastbound side. One particular motorist, not realizing that there were two different speed limits at that intersection, received a $100 speeding ticket. She was traveling on the westbound side. John Townsend of the Mid-Atlantic office of AAA agreed that the placement of the camera at that particular intersection could be considered a speed trap. He referenced a 2013 traffic study conducted by DDOT, which concluded that the camera was i

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