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Speed Cameras Unveiled On Maryland Highways

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Drivers speeding through highway construction zones in Maryland will be watched more closely starting tomorrow.

Giant concrete columns rise out of the ground next to I-95 in Laurel. The columns will one day support an overpass for the Intercounty Connector, currently under construction. And as long as the construction continues, a speed camera tracks drivers on the interstate.

Lieutenant Colonel Rob Turano of the Maryland State Police says drivers frequently speed through the ICC construction zone on I-95. The cameras are part of a new state law that goes into effect tomorrow. The new law allows all jurisdictions in Maryland to install cameras in construction and school zones. Previously, just Montgomery County was allowed to use speed cameras.

For the first month the cameras are in operation, speeders will get warnings. After that, each violation will bring a $40 fine.

Matt Bush reports...

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