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Salisbury Speed Cameras Rank Tenth In State For Ticket Revenues

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SALISBURY, Md. - According to a new AAA study, Salisbury ranks tenth in Maryland for speed camera ticket revenues. 

Drivers in Salisbury say speed cameras continue to trap them, especially when schools aren't nearby.

"They're aggressive. They're everywhere. No matter where you're going, no matter what you're doing, you're going to get caught in a speed camera," Nicklaus Fitchett said. 

Fitchett says he understands those in school or work zones, but cameras like the one on Riverside Drive always gets him because he can't see it and doesn't know it's there.

"You're doing a little over the speed limit and all of a sudden you've got a ticket," Charles Smith said.

AAA says cameras only send out tickets if drivers are going at least 12 miles per hour above the designated speed limit, but costs them about $40 in fines. 

KB Mensah says people should know where they are at this point.

"It's really easy now a days to find out where they are, you have the Waze app. You have places online. I mean really you see people slow down, it's really only in the moments where you're not paying attention that a speed camera traditionally gets you," Mensah said.

And while it's common for people to think the city is cashing in on these violations, the city of Salisbury tells WBOC it's almost costing it more money to run the cameras than it is generating violation fines. 

But for now, it says the cameras are here to stay.

Salisbury was the only area on the Eastern Shore listed in the top 10 Maryland speed camera money makers.

AAA says Delaware does not have speed cameras, only speed monitors, so the same study was not conducted in the first state. 

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