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Despite isolated problems, Baltimore's speed cameras save lives
Speed kills. Between 2001 and 2010, excessive speeding caused one-third of all traffic fatalities in Maryland. Maryland suffered 154 speed-related traffic fatalities in 2010. In comparison, the Maryland State Fire Marshall announced 71 fire fatalities in Maryland in 2010 — less than half the number who died from speeding. Ninety-five percent of those speed-related fatal accidents took place on urban roads. Speeding kills more than twice as many Marylanders as fires do, and it kills most of its victims on city streets.
November 28, 2012