Speed Cameras in Pr. George's School Zones

Friday, Jul 8, 2011  |  Updated 8:47 AM EDT
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Speed Cameras in Pr. George's School Zones

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Advice to Prince George's County drivers: slow down in school zones or pay up.

Prince George's County plans to place mobile speed cameras at more than 100 sites near county schools, according to the Washington Examiner.
   
The county can fine drivers $40 when they're caught speeding 12 mph or more over the limit in school zones, according to the paper.

County officials said the program, which was authorized in 2009 but not implemented, will generate about $7.5 million.

In January 2010, then county Executive Jack Johnson scrapped the speed camera plan in school zones,  calling it an “extra” tax on drivers and said it would be unpopular. Instead, police were to use a small fleet of camera-equipped vans that could be deployed to school zones as needed.

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