Speed Camera Files

 

Looking at the Speed Camera CVS file for the week of November 27, 2019 I was amazed to discover that of the total U.S. entries (2029) 41.54% were located in Maryland and New York. Canada files were also included in the 2029 files.

Breakdown is as follows: (USA States only)
Maryland= 615
New York= 228
Total files= 2,029

Of the speed cameras listed, there were only 13 states U.S. showing. Although not a state, but rather a territory. Washington DC has listed 94 cameras.

Maryland is ranked # 42 (of the 50) regarding land area.
New York is ranked # 30 (of the 50) regarding land area.
Washington DC (Territory) 94 camera’s for 68.34 square miles for land area.

I’m wondering how many politicians in DC actually pay for fines? It's more than likely that they have the tickets squashed.

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And most of those in New York

are in the City of New York.

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We do not have them

where I live, though there is talk that they may install them in school zones.
Big difference in the USA they set things up for only during school hours.
Not so in Ontario, they will be in use 24/7/365.
During school hours I have no sympathy for someone speeding like he''.
Actually some of the worst offenders seem to be the " helicopter SUV moms".

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Wow...

I'd say that pretty impressive but then that would be pretty bad.

Don't worry, they will only

Don't worry, they will only appear in areas where they are reasonably certain of a steady revenue stream.

A question

Breakdown is as follows: (USA States only)
Maryland= 615
New York= 228
Total files= 2,029

Here's a question. These large numbers could be partly due to the states having more cameras than other states. But these large numbers could also be due to the ability of redlight searchers to identify or at least easily identify all the cameras in some states. Couldn't other states have a large number of cameras but they're difficult to identify some or all of them which would result in a low number?

Just curious.

So what you are saying is

So what you are saying is that some states employ companies that can use stealth and hide cameras better than those eastern seaboard cities? And nobody knows about it because nobody has ever gotten a camera based ticket in those states?

I find it hard to believe that whole "difficult to identify" concept where nobody knows they exist and hence are not reported.

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@KenSny

KenSny wrote:

So what you are saying is that some states employ companies that can use stealth and hide cameras better than those eastern seaboard cities? And nobody knows about it because nobody has ever gotten a camera based ticket in those states?

I find it hard to believe that whole "difficult to identify" concept where nobody knows they exist and hence are not reported.

muell9k wrote
Both you and CraigW may a valid point. For certain of these numbers are higher due to not being reported.

Getting back to numbers, here is a link showing Maryland with 615 files had made 64 million in revenue for 2018.
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Montgomery-Co-Speed...

Washington DC, with KNOWN 94 Speed Camera files (POI Factory’s’), made 104.5 million in revenue for 2018.
Fines range from $50.00 to $300.00 for Speed Camera violations. Making there prices almost double of what Maryland charges.
https://wtop.com/dc/2019/10/dc-speed-camera-citations-track-...

As they say “it’s always the money”, damn shame if you ask me.

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Money?

muell9k wrote:

As they say “it’s always the money”, damn shame if you ask me.

Not really, if you obey the speed limits you won't get ticketed!

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Money makers

The ones in Quebec are real money making machines. and seem to have spread like weeds.

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Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info

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having

close friends in MD, it's a non-issue.

Me, as soon as I am aware of a speed cam area, I slow down to the limit (unnecessarily as one has to be 12 mph over).

Locals, they drive whatever speed they normally would, and slow down to maybe 10 over at the very location of the camera itself. So me being a cautious out-of-stater is like "grandpa driving." Even my wife finds it irrational--you know you can do 11 over and not get a violation.

imho it tends to be those with no skin in the game analyzing and drawing conclusions. Get out there and live a little imho.

Then, even if one gets a summons, it's $40. What could be more obvious? It's a deterrent, nothing more, and not the end of the world, like when in Calif. the fines were $560, or in Canada today.

this

Melaqueman wrote:
muell9k wrote:

As they say “it’s always the money”, damn shame if you ask me.

Not really, if you obey the speed limits you won't get ticketed!

is common sense, but you know how it goes.

The strange thing is as I look back at our society, the biggest, baddest, do what you want anything goes, was achieved by folks born 1940-1950'ish. Society is not getting worse and worse. Look at all the guys being busted today, when were they born? lol

There's a very good chance my grandfather did stunts I never even dreamed of. Can't, we'd be caught!

Good for the info

Good for the info