Speed cameras lead to graffiti on some roads
Oct 23, 2008 10:17 AM (43 mins ago) AP
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Potomac, Md. (Map, News) - Some motorists are spray-painting graffiti on Montgomery County roads to express their frustration with cameras that catch speeding drivers.Police say someone recently painted the word "SCAM" in large letters in front of a River Road speed camera in an obvious protest against the cameras.
And in least two other instances, the words "GREEDY SCAM" and "GOV. SCAM" have been scrawled in large letters on other roads near the cameras.
Montgomery County Police Lt. Paul Starks says authorities take the vandalism very seriously.
This story continues below AdvertisementThe county has used speed cameras since May 2007. If a motorist is traveling more than 10 miles per hour above the speed limit, a picture of their license plate is taken and a $40 fine is sent in the mail.