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Baltimore turns off speed cameras

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As speed and red light cameras continue to be installed in and around the D.C. area, the city of Baltimore is cutting off its speed camera program after the Baltimore Sun reported that tickets were being issued incorrectly.

According to the Sun's report, at least one camera on The Alameda, a major north-south corridor that runs through the city, was ticketing drivers for going faster than 25 miles-per-hour.

The speed limit in that area, though is 30 mph.

It's the latest setback for Baltimore's speed camera program. A previous Baltimore Sun report revealed the need for more oversight of the program and new ways to pick where the cameras are placed. The city has already replaced dozens of radar-based speed cameras due to previous issues.

Speed cameras are nothing new to the region. In late December, the District of Columbia announced that 134 new cameras will be installed citywide, doubling the number of units.

A AAA Mid-Atlantic report released in October said that Washington brought in $24 million in speed camera revenue in 2012.

READ MORE at baltimoresun.com.

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