Posted on: May 27, 2011
If you can’t stand those speed cameras along Interstate 95 in Ridgeland, you’ll be happy to hear they could be banned in the near future. The South Carolina Senate has approved a bill that would ban the use of speed cameras along I-95 in Ridgeland.
The Ridgeland cameras are the only ones on the open interstate for 2,000 miles between Canada and Miami, according to news reports. However, there are speed cameras to catch unlawful drivers in a work zone section of I-95 in Maryland.
Legislators who approved the ban said that South Carolina doesn’t want to be known as the nation’s speed trap, according to news reports. The Ridgeland cameras have also sparked a federal lawsuit.
Advocated, however, said the cameras are needed to catch dangerous drivers on the interstate in Ridgeland, which is the only speed camera zone for 2,000 miles between Canada and Miami.
The measure must now be approved by the House, where a bill supporting the cameras has been tied up in committee.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer, I know speeding can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving or distracted driving. I urge drivers to always follow the speed limit, which is put in place to keep drivers safe. Drivers should never speed, whether there are extra patrols or speeding cameras around or not.
If you have been injured in a car accident related to speeding, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .