11:00 AM EST, December 15, 2012
The Sun has focused on the inaccuracies of speed cameras and the city's inadequate response to those problems ("Restoring trust," Dec. 11). These are issues, certainly. I find it more egregious that the city elected to ignore the guidelines regarding the placement of cameras within 500 feet of a K-12 school and chose to instead adopt their own standards, placing them within a half-mile of any place of learning, including colleges.
When this was pointed out to them, they tried to justify it by quoting other regulations. The other regulations were not part of the specific guidelines. The city should obey the rules and remove or reposition any camera that does not meet the guidelines specific to speed cameras, and if they don't, the state should force the issue.
Dave West, Baltimore
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