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Speed cameras are a scam

I don't mind the cameras on city streets and in front of schools, but when they put them on major roads like I-695 and I-95 and then say it's to protect the highway construction workers, that excuse becomes a lie ("Something's wrong with Baltimore's speed cameras," Sept. 14).

The cameras go off early in the morning and late at night when they are no workers around, so at such times they are not really there to protect the construction crews, are they?

Instead, they are there for the greedy Maryland government. All my tickets happened before the workers came on duty, and I never received one while they were on duty, even though I was traveling at the same rate of speed.

Most of these workers are protected by a concrete wall except for those picking up trash, etc., where there are no cameras. Yet these are the ones who need protection most. This shows that the cameras are just a scam to raise revenues.

Joseph Kortash, Catonsville

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