Maryland: Speed Camera Company Admits 5.2 Percent Error RatesXerox admits several of its cameras in Baltimore, Maryland issued tickets to innocent motorists 5.2 percent of the time.
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Over the past two decades, advocates have argued the main advantage of a speed camera is that the machines never lies. Most states codify this belief with a legal presumption that the automated citation is accurate and it is up to the defendant to prove otherwise. In Baltimore, Maryland last week a leading speed camera vendor made the unprecedented admission that the technology frequently lies, but obvious examples of false readings slipped through the process due to "human error."