Drivers Beware: More Speed Enforcement Cameras Are Popping Up in Mtgy.
Montgomery Police are unveiling new patrol cars equipped with speed cameras, but where will they be put?
These speed cameras will be placed in three different areas: construction zones, neighborhoods, and school zones.
Major Keith Barnett is commander of Montgomery's Traffic Division. He unveiled four new patrol cars equipped with speed enforcement cameras.
But what do police consider speeding?
If a camera catches you speeding, this isn't a traditional ticket. It's a civil citation, and you will have to pay a $60 fine, and a $25 late fee.
Murphy says in the last six months, the number of violations issued by the speed cameras dropped 64 percent. He says the program is working to deter speeding, and residents agree.
These speeding tickets go through strict scrutiny. Not only does the American Traffic Solutions look them over, but a police officer also signs off on each one.
The cars were paid by American Traffic Solutions. The city is leasing them for $1 a year. In return, the company gets part of every fine paid although police wouldn't tell us how much.
The cars do not run on gas. They are battery powered.