Apr 6th, 2010 by admin
Baltimore City is promising refunds after admitting one of its speed cameras has been snapping violators in error.
Brian Struckmeier, of Elkridge, says he was caught by a speed camera in the 2200 block of West Cold Spring Lane about three weeks ago.
After receiving the citation in the mail, Struckmeier paid a $40 fine for driving 44 mph in a posted 30 mph zone.
Soon after paying the ticket, Struckmeier realized a discrepancy.
The posted speed limit is 30 mph for traffic going westbound on that stretch of Cold Spring Lane.
But Struckmeier was traveling eastbound where the speed limit is 35 mph, and the speed camera ticketed him as if he was traveling in the 30 mph zone.
The city’s Department of Transportation said in a statement Tuesday that the citations were issued in error and those who’ve already paid fines will receive notifications of dismissals and a refund.