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      Cameras still used to nab I-95 speeders

      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.)
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