Got pinged by one. Decided to go to court/hearing to contest it. Missed my court date. Went in two days later and found out the charge had been dismosed. I would suggest that anyone getting a ticket from one of these cameras challenge it.
In other articles, I read that the magistrate judge dismissed the ticket, but said that (s)he(?) didn’t have the authority to award him costs or censure the officer and civilan who both perjured themselves in signing the ticket.
It is that aspect of it that troubles me most — there are no consequences for the officials who abuse our trust.
Doesn’t surprise me. I was sitting in a Highway Patrol car late one night getting a ticket and we were at a T intersection facing a building, there were no other cars around at all, and the rader readout kept jumping around saying 20MPH – 10MPH – 25MPH etc. When the patrolman noticed me stydying the radar readout he reached up and shut it off. (I later beat the ticket in court by proving I was in a 45 zone and not a 35 zone as the cop wrote on the ticket)
Divemedic, that one happened last year. You would think by now that the photocopied signature in B’more would be prima facie evidence of a lack of due process, but I guess the cops and the judges get their paychecks from the same source.
@robert, did the trooper have his AC or heat on? If you turn either of these on with it set to blow on the windshield it will register the air speed of the turbulence as it is striking the windshield. I have demonstrated this to numerous officers.