In Prince George’s County, a neighbor of Washington, D.C., people are getting fed up with speed cameras (or is it the bad traffic or the bad drivers) that take pictures of the license plates of speeding cars and send hefty fines to their registered owners.
Already, since April, one speed camera has been shot, another was flipped over, and one was set on fire. And at costs between $30,000 and $100,000 this is not technology a community wants to regularly replace. So the county is turning to some familiar technology to try to solve the problem. And this is where things start getting meta. WTOP reports:
[N]ow there’s a new solution: cameras to watch the cameras.
One is already in place, and Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati hopes to have up to a dozen more before the end of the year.
(h/t The Atlantic Wire)