P.G. County Delegate Does About-Face on Speed Cameras

Joshua Garner | 1/22/2014, 4:59 p.m.
Courtesy of princegeorgescountymd.gov

Less than two weeks after withdrawing legislation that would have expanded the operating hours of speed cameras in Prince George’s County, a state lawmaker is now pushing a bill that would prohibit use of the devices during holidays and summer breaks.

Delegate Dereck E. Davis (D-District 25) of Mitchellville originally proposed legislation to expand the operating hours of speed cameras in school zones from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to 24 hours a day. But after scrapping plans for the legislation, Davis is now proposing a bill that would curtail the devices from operating during holidays and summer breaks.

Davis said earlier this week he is still seeking co-sponsors for the legislation and plans to introduce it by Friday.

He told reporters that his flip-flopping was due to him trying to figure out the best way to address the issues.

"It seemed kind of crazy to say you could speed at some times but not others," he said. "I was going back and forth on which way to go, but this was my original plan."

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