BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County officials are planning to deploy mobile speed cameras at more than 100 sites near county schools.

The Washington Examiner reports drivers would be fined $40 if they are caught speeding 12 mph or more over the speed limit in school zones. The county’s revenue office projects the program will generate about $7.5 million in the next fiscal year.

Of the 113 proposed locations, 55 are in established school zones.

County Executive Rushern Baker is implementing a program authorized by the County Council in 2009. Former County Executive Jack Johnson never started the program, saying it amounted to an extra tax.

County Council Chairwoman Ingrid Turner says it will lead to safer driving habits around schools. But critics say the program is more focused on generating money.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (3)
  1. Tracee says:

    Clearly if the ACLU can assault us by trying to force citizens (not anchor babies) but citizens to pay for illegal immigrants food, shelter and clothing then clearly there is a lawyer out there with ETHICS (I know I’m dreaming) so can fight and win against this continued Government RAPE of citizesn with speed camera’s.
    American’s are $ITCHES…we tolerate our govt doing ANYTHING while forcing us to pay for it….

  2. Goodby Liberty says:

    America is now an official “police state”. We are now as totalitarian as in George Orwell’s “1984”. Congratulations, America: you sold your soul to the devil.

  3. Joe says:

    It’s not all of america that has sold out, it’s just this trash bin of a state. Would the last tax payer to leave Maryland please turn off the lights!

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