Cameras still used to nab I-95 speeders
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:42:15 GMT —
RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) -- You may not want to smile, but if you're speeding along a stretch of Interstate 95 in southern South Carolina you may be on camera.
The Beaufort Gazette reports the town of Ridgeland is still using automated cameras to catch speeders, despite a state law that says tickets based only on photographic evidence must be issued in person.
Police in the town about 20 miles from the Georgia-South Carolina state line sit in a recreational vehicle watching computer monitors relay information from cameras and radar.
If a driver is doing over 80 mph, the camera snaps a picture of the driver and the vehicle's plate and a ticket is mailed.
Ridgeland Mayor Gary Hodges says since an officer is monitoring the system, tickets aren't based only on photographic evidence.(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)