Baltimore Speed Cameras Catch City, State Workers

BALTIMORE (AP) — State, county and city vehicles have been ticketed more than 8,000 times in the past three years by Baltimore’s automated speed cameras.

An investigation by The Baltimore Sun shows speeding tickets have been issued to trash trucks, school buses, health department motor homes, street sweepers and parking enforcement vehicles.

Baltimore City vehicles have been ticketed more than 4,400 times. In the city’s fleet of vehicles, 65 cars and trucks have amassed 10 or more tickets.

State-owned vehicles have been ticketed more than 3,100 times. Baltimore County vehicles have received about 500 tickets.

Governments generally require employees to pay speeding tickets, but a Baltimore memo shows the city “only laxly enforced” its policy.

The Sun has also found speed camera tickets can be inaccurate. Officials have called for greater oversight.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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