Speed cameras around schools and in certain neighborhoods have been among the best enhancements we have offered to protect pedestrians, bicyclists and our children. However, some cameras have been placed in unfair locations simply to raise income and serve little purpose.
We need to look at how these cameras are placed. Montgomery County should be above having speed cameras hidden behind bushes, on downhill slopes and in places designed simply to trap unsuspecting drivers.
We need enforcement tools that are there to protect residents. This County does not need to trick its drivers to raise money.