- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 10, 2010

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is scrapping a plan to install fixed cameras to catch speeders in dozens of school zones after intensely lobbying for the right to use such cameras.

Instead, Mr. Johnson said Friday he plans to have police use mobile camera units as needed.

He said he now views the speed cameras primarily as a way to generate revenue rather than to protect public safety. He said he couldn’t justify such a system to citizens but will craft a program focused on safety.

Mr. Johnson said there will be many fewer than the 50 cameras originally planned when mobile camera units are installed.

Drivers who are caught by the devices will be mailed a $40 fine. The tickets will not add points to a driver’s license.

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