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Old 06-13-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Are other people noticing the white jeeps hidden strategically behind the blue porta potties on some of the states busiest freeways capturing the so called speeders. When our finest patrol officers should be targeting the aggresive drivers that seem only to care about themselves and making it to their unimportant job on time.

It's not so much the fact that the state utilizes these jeeps to target and ticket fast drivers that makes me upset, its the fact that hiding these cameras prove that driver safety is indeed not a priority. In fact, I've almost had numerous fender benders from vehicles slamming on their breaks after spotting the "hidden jeep." In addition, I love how they strategically move the jeeps every couple of days, to "catch" unsuspecting motorist. It's almost like a game of hide and go seek! If fact, the state highway department has gotten really good over the past year hiding the white jeep in spots where they are almost impossible to spot, like behind porta potties. Did I also mention, that the jeep is a great catalyst for causing traffic jams during morning rush hour.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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The jeeps are not that well hidden. Anyone paying attention could easily spot them. They are placed after you past the sign telling you your speed. Putting them behind the potties is hilarious. They make it much easier for drivers to know exactly where they are located. I see nothing strategic about the camera location.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Putting them behind the potties is hilarious
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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If a driver is 'on the ball' all you need to do is look for them.

My beef is officials SAY it's about road worker safety -- but the camera is there when there's no work being done. So the worker safety argument is BS.

The good this is at least camera tickets are no points -- so no insurance rate hike.
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