Nor was he wrong to wish, in general, that the legislation had been stronger. Speed cameras, when properly used, are an effective tool to improve safety. But the flaws with the city's camera program have eroded public trust, and the Rawlings-Blake administration's response has been too tepid to restore it. The House legislation, which bore the influence of lobbyists for local governments and camera vendors, didn't go far enough. It lacked some key reforms, such as a requirement that the photos taken by the cameras include sufficiently precise time stamps for motorists to verify the tickets' accuracy.