WTOP reports on new cameras used to watch…cameras.
Many people find speed cameras frustrating, and some in the region are taking their rage out on the cameras themselves.
But now there’s a new solution: cameras to watch the cameras.
One is already in place, and Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati hopes to have up to a dozen more before the end of the year.
“It’s not worth going to jail over a $40 ticket or an arson or destruction of property charge,” says Liberati.
Money is at the bottom of everything.
So the cops explained to Ashe that there are fiscal reasons for this fantastical new era of camera monitoring: “It costs us $30,000 to $100,000 to replace a camera. That’s a significant loss in the program. Plus it also takes a camera off the street that operates and slows people down. So there’s a loss of safety for the community,” Maj. Robert V. Liberati said.