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Category: Speed camera

Jan.
26th

Speed cameras go awry but its not their fault

Speed cameras covering  the school zone in front of Pacific Avenue in front of Stewart Middle School were popping off  this morning upsetting motorists who didn;t know what they were doign wrong.

The lights on the  “SPEED LIMIT 20 WHEN FLASHING” were not flashing so motorists thought the  speed limit was th enormal 35 mph.

The cameras, however, were rigged for 20 mph. FLash! Flash!

One upset motoriosts e-mailed The News Tribune: “The city can’t have it both ways. You can’t give someone a ticket if the WHEN FLASHING sign isn’t on.”

Sorry, said  Tacoma Police Department spokesman Mark Fulghum,

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