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Rise of the stealthy traffic camera fuels drivers' disgust

• Washington Post
You rip open the envelope and there it is: Another darned photo-enforcement traffic ticket.

The photograph, the zoom-in on the tag, it's you, baby. Your car. Two weeks ago. Forty-one in a 30-mph zone.

It's from your favorite municipality. You can pay $40 now or $80 later. You can also contest it, the infraction letter says, and that's a laugh. You remember seeing that the folks who went down to fight their automated tickets in Montgomery County got convicted 99.7 percent of the time. Like a Soviet election, you think, a sham, a joke, and you, the chump in the parade. 

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Comment by Ed Price
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So, who is going to start getting the required signatures to put this on a ballot?

If it's only "policy," it's time to change policy and the policy makers.

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