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Old 01-26-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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There is one in Damascus/Clarksburg area where the limit goes from 45-25 and there is an immediate camera. You literally have to slam on the brakes not to get a ticket!
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:11 PM
 
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I think it's really ironic seeing someone from Virginia refer to MoCo as a "police-state". Please visit one of the Reckless driving threads on the various Virginia forums to get perspective. The speed cameras here do not get you unless you are going 12+ miles per hour over the speed limit. Seems reasonable to me.
Are you serious, comparing a cop stopping you once every 5 years maybe if ever for reckless driving to countless speed cameras and red light cameras all over the State of Maryland. Give me a break!!!


There are currently at least 29 individual speed camera programs approved in the state of Maryland as of the end of 2011. This compares to 106 individual speed camera programs in the entire country, so Maryland with 2% of the nation's population accounts for approximately 27% of the nation's speed camera programs.

How do you like those facts my friend, maybe you need some perspective!!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:02 AM
 
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Are you serious, comparing a cop stopping you once every 5 years maybe if ever for reckless driving to countless speed cameras and red light cameras all over the State of Maryland. Give me a break!!!


There are currently at least 29 individual speed camera programs approved in the state of Maryland as of the end of 2011. This compares to 106 individual speed camera programs in the entire country, so Maryland with 2% of the nation's population accounts for approximately 27% of the nation's speed camera programs.

How do you like those facts my friend, maybe you need some perspective!!!
You didn't look at the threads. I figured someone would comment without looking. How about the thread about a Loudon County mom getting arrested for getting her kids to school late? How does that sound for a police-state? The cops are everywhere in NoVa.

The percentages you post are meaningless. MD has just gotten in to the speed camera thing earlier, and perhaps a little more enthusiastically than other states. So what? That doesn't make them a police-state. In MoCo, they don't take a pic unless you're going 12+ mph over the limit. That is very reasonable.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Frederick, MD
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I'd take cameras any day for the kind of traffic I see in VA.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I think a lot of the carping about speed cameras stem from the fact that a lot of people are just pissed off that they can't speed anymore.
Where is all of this speeding in Maryland going on? I keep hearing about it, but I do not see it. All I see are people driving at or below the speed limit in the fast lane. All I see are people who stop on the on-ramp as if their was a red light and they were waiting their turn. All I see are people who stop on the freeway to gawk at absolutely nothing, backing up traffic for miles. All I see are people who enter the onto the freeway going slower than the traffic flow. All I see are people who cut in front of you, yet feel the need to drive at a slower speed than you. I didn't think a vehicle in Maryland was capable of going above 60 mph.

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There are currently at least 29 individual speed camera programs approved in the state of Maryland as of the end of 2011. This compares to 106 individual speed camera programs in the entire country, so Maryland with 2% of the nation's population accounts for approximately 27% of the nation's speed camera programs.

How do you like those facts my friend, maybe you need some perspective!!!
I am not following your perspective. Wouldn't 27% of total cameras country-wide in a state with only 2% of the total U.S. population constitute a "police state"?
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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How do you like those facts my friend, maybe you need some perspective!!!
Yes, I think some perspective is in order here. Albeit perhaps with fewer exclamation points.

I don't think anyone understands what the term "police state" means if they think anything in this country constitutes a reasonable definition of one. You could argue that the Jim Crow south reasonably mimiced a police state for a certain segment of the population (minorities). But equating speed cameras with a police state? That simply defies credulity.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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The locations are posted online -- and also, if you know how to spot them they're easy to notice. I speed, slow down over the lines then go right back to speeding like I was. It's a joke.
Not all of the traps are easy to notice. Beware of metal boxes that are hidden and there are no lines on the road to warn you. A few months ago I was nailed 3 days in a row for going 37, 37, and 43 in a 25 MPH zone. I do not see it there anymore. It was on Summitt Ave. in Gaithersburg.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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Isn't there speed cameras on 495 near Takoma Park exit i heard
I'm not sure if it's still there due to construction but it's on a stretch of inbound 495 between Route 29 and Takoma Park.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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Gee, I wonder if this shotgun bullet looks good on camera?
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Gee, I wonder if this shotgun bullet looks good on camera?
I seem to recall people having similar ideas when they tried to put the country on the metric system.
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