Maryland: Speed Camera Company Admits 5.2 Percent Error Rates

Xerox admits several of its cameras in Baltimore, Maryland issued tickets to innocent motorists 5.2 percent of the time.
The Newspaper
Dec. 17, 2012

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."

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