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    Report: Audit finds Baltimore speed cameras wrong by $2.8M [w/video]
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    The debate over automatic cameras for speed and red light enforcement is already fairly intense, but a secret audit from 2012 of the traffic cameras in Baltimore, MD should heat things up a bit. In an audit of the city's 83 speed cameras, The Baltimore Sun is reporting that 13 had a double digit ...

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    Report: Europe considering 70-mph speed limiters on all cars? [UPDATE]
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    If George Orwell were alive today and had read this story from The Daily Telegraph, he'd be standing in the middle of the Rue de la Loi, shouting "I told you so!" at the top of his lungs. In a bid to decrease the 30,000 deaths on European roads each year, the European Commission is seeking to ...

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    Report: Justin Bieber drives Lambo to six speeding tickets in Dubai
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    Huffington Post and Gulf News are reporting that pop star (and by all accounts, terrible driver) Justin Bieber has racked up a number of speeding fines while driving past speed cameras at excessive velocities in Dubai. Piloting his Lamborghini Aventador on Dubai's Shaikh Zayed Road this past ...

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    Report: Ohio judge calls speed cameras a "scam," earns spot on our Christmas card list
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    There's only one thing better than fighting the man, and that's watching the man fight himself. A Hamilton County, Ohio judge has ruled against an ordinance that allowed the village of Elmwood Place to install speed cameras. The town of just 2,000 people has already seen the cameras generate some ...

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    Report: In D.C. suburb, even the speed cameras have cameras
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    Say this about the residents of Prince George's County, Maryland: they really don't like speed cameras. According to the Washington Post, disgruntled citizens have shot at a camera with a gun, set one on fire and even, allegedly, fired glass marbles in a speed camera's direction. The solution? ...

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    Devs granted access to TomTom speed camera database
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    TomTom is giving developers a big gift at the CTIA wireless show in Orlando, Florida. The navigation company will begin providing access to its speed camera database, allowing devs to incorporate the location of speed traps into their own smartphone applications. TomTom claims it has more than ...

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    ASSET speed camera can also check seat belt, insurance and call the police
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    Big Brother just got a little bigger. We know that the US voters typically go against red-light and speed cameras, but what if the law enforcement systems were more high-tech? In certain parts of Europe speed cameras are a way of life. They're everywhere and the all-seeing lens that might send ...

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    Man busted by traffic camera gets unique revenge on police department
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    It goes without saying, but we're gonna go ahead and say it anyway: Nobody likes getting a speeding ticket. And that's especially true when said ticket isn't issued by a human officer, but from a machine set up to catch unwary motorists off guard. If only there was some way to get back that lost ...

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    National Motorists Association ranks states most hostile to drivers
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    For as long as there has been traffic enforcement, drivers from different states have gathered to compare notes on whose police and legal systems are the most oppressive and toughest to deal with. While most such conversations rarely progress beyond the anecdotal, the folks over at the National ...

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    UK police admit almost half of all speed cameras are off
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    We all know the drill. You see a speed camera, you slow down, you look at the camera, you check your speedometer and look for the camera again. But in the UK at least, reports now indicate that nearly half of the 1,000 speed cameras installed are entirely inactive.Because many of the cameras ...

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    German police mocked by Muppet-driven Audi
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    The British have been known to "take the piss" out of their German counterparts for several decades now, and that goes well back before World War II. Time to score one for the sceptered isle again: somebody in a right-hand-drive vehicle in Germany has been foiling German speed cameras with a ...

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    Big refund for Brits: Busiest speed camera deemed unlawful
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    Photo: Nicholas Bowman Most people have pretty weak arguments for speeding. Everything from having a broken speedometer, going with the flow of traffic, or desperately needing to find a bathroom are usually feeble excuses that generally don't hold up. Simon Grills's case is unique. Despite being ...

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    Njection and Garmin partner to identify speed traps
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    Njection is a website for guys like us. In addition to their forums and picture resources, they have compiled a database of more than 50,000 speed traps worldwide -- areas with high radar use and speed cameras -- that works with Microsoft Live Maps. Njection is now offering owners of Garmin ...

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    Thousands of Aussies set to lose license, speed cameras to blame
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    If you thought speed camera and roadside police radar proliferation in your country was bad, spare a thought for the Aussies. More than 45,000 drivers in the Australian state of Victoria are on the verge of losing their licenses, with blame being centered on the number of speed cameras that dot the ...

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    No more running out of film, English speed cameras go digital
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    The Gatso speed camera has been the bane of British drivers for the past couple of decades, but they at least had the hope that when they saw the flash the camera might be out of film. For those of you in the crowd who might not be old enough to drink legally," film" is this silver coated plastic ...

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    Mythbusters fail to foil the speed camera
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/television/Mythbusters_fail_to_foil_the_speed_camera#c5610681'; Last night's episode of Mythbusters was wonderfully auto related. The show's hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, take on the myth that a speed camera can be foiled. They attack the myth from various ...

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    Who watches the watchers? Speed cameras in Scotland may be monitored by CCTV cams
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    The hatred which speed cameras in Europe have engendered in the drivers they're watching has bubbled up and over to the point where vandalism is a common occurrence. In Scotland, for example, there have been seven camera attacks in three years. The attacks range from cameras simply being damaged so ...

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    Speeding awards temporary celebrity to your license plate
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    Apparently, when some motorists see their speed displayed on a radar-assisted light sign, they don't pay much attention (hell, we've seen people speed up to see how high it goes).The solution, it seems, may be in the form of Atkins' new speed sign that not only shows the speed of the vehicle and ...

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    UK residents set up fake camera signs to slow drivers
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    In a modern twist on the old 'motorcycle cop silhouette behind billboard/tree/bush' gag, residents of Haughton, Staffordshire, U.K., have put up fake signs indicating speed cameras. 20 such signs have been placed on the A518, which runs through the center of Haugton.The Staffordshire ...

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    Say Cheese! Speed cameras officially go operational in Scottsdale
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    The city of Scottsdale, AZ  officially flicked on its system of speed cameras last Wednesday morning at 12:01 AM, which was immediately followed by a southbound vehicle on the Loop 101 Freeway triggering the first snap. By noon the cameras had flashed their bulbs 167 times. Scottsdale’s ...

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