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Many drivers dislike speed cameras, and some even see them as a way for governments to line their pockets. But a recent report shows they have slowed down drivers on seven Maryland state roads.
The police powers of two Prince George's County police officers remain suspended with pay for their alleged roles in a video that depicts racially stereotypical actions and was posted on the Internet.
In 2001, 486 people were killed on Maryland roads. Law enforcement officials want that number down to zero, and they hope a new strategy will go a long way to hitting that target.
Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw is joining state officials to discuss several traffic safety initiatives in the county.
Would-be speeders slow down in areas where they know there are fixed cameras, and speed up again after passing through, police in Montgomery and Prince George's counties have observed. On WTOP's "Ask The Chief" on Wednesday, Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said his police force now adds additional mobile speed cameras in these speed-up zones to drive the message home.
Fifty recruits are graduating from the Prince George's County police academy.
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