Maryland Commentary: Speed cameras and other tools can prevent auto crashes

A recent review by the Congressional Research Service found that speed camera programs are effective in reducing speeding and/or crashes near cameras. Lower speeds ultimately mean fewer crashes and less severe crashes, which saves lives, prevents injuries and reduces costs for all. Three federal safety and health agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), have all endorsed automated enforcement as an effective means to deter dangerous behavior on our roadways.