Love 'em or hate 'em, we've got to live with speed cameras.
The electronic ticketing system in Gaithersburg and throughout other parts of Maryland send you a $40 ticket if you get caught going 12 mph or more above the posted speed limit.
On Tuesday the city deployed a —this one on Christopher Avenue at the bottom of a hill.
The Gazette reports that the city plans to set up two more speed camera locations soon. One on both directions of Girard Street in the beginning of December, and on both directions of Clopper Road soon after.
That would mean 11 sites around Gaithersburg would be monitored by speed cameras.
Since the program began in 2008, the Gazette reports, the city has seen more than $5.8 million in revenue from the cameras.
The Fiscal 2012 budget expects revenue from the cameras to be about $1 million.
What do you think of speed cameras? Are they a cash cow for strapped municipalies, or do they serve as a real deterrent to speeders and make the roads safer?