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A new report on Montgomery County Maryland's two-year-old speed camera program shows it's reducing speeding and automobile collisions, but many residents say they distrust the cameras.
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A new report on Montgomery County Maryland's two-year-old speed camera program shows it's reducing speeding and automobile collisions, but many residents say they distrust the cameras.

A new report on Montgomery County Maryland's two-year-old speed camera program shows it's reducing both speeding and automobile collisions. The report was done by the county council, which will send the report to the state general assembly.

Aron Trombka of the council's office of legislative oversight says the cameras had an immediate impact on speeding. The report also stated the number of collisions in areas around the cameras decreased 28 percent.

But no matter what the numbers say, many residents distrust the cameras. Starting tomorrow, Montgomery County will no longer be the only area in Maryland with speed cameras. All jurisdictions in the state will be allowed to install speed cameras in highway construction zones and school zones.

Matt Bush reports...

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