- Lawyer Plans Court Challenge to $40 Speeding Ticket, Says Camera Shows His Car Was Stationary
Lawyer Plans Court Challenge to $40 Speeding Ticket, Says Camera Shows His Car Was Stationary
Posted Dec 13, 2012 3:28 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A speed-camera program has brought in $48 million in ticket revenue for the city of Baltimore since it began three years ago.
But it has also generated complaints that the tickets, which are supposed to be issued after multiple layers of review and only to motorists who are going at least 12 miles over the speed limit, aren't necessarily accurate, the Baltimore Sun reports.
The latest is from a Maryland lawyer, Daniel P. Doty, who says it is "shockingly obvious" that his car was stationary, idling at a red light with its brake lights on, when he was ticketed for speeding. The litigator with Astrachan Gunst Thomas Rubin plans to appear Friday in district court to challenge the $40 citation.
In addition to two photos showing the car was stopped on the citation received by Doty, the car is also motionless on a brief video clip as cross traffic drives in front of the vehicle, the newspaper says.