Posted on: January 14, 2011
Speeders might soon be caught using traffic cameras, rather than police, according to news reports .
Although police across South Carolina have been barred from using traffic camera to ticket speeders, the state commission will be looking to reverse the law.
“The state commission could begin meeting as early as next month and must have its report to the General Assembly by Nov. 1. Lawmakers will be under no obligation to act on any recommendations,” said Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort to news reports.
The 13 members will include appointees picked by lawyers, legislators and law enforcement officials. Gov. Nikki Haley will select the designee that serves as chairman.
Legislators banned cameras earlier this year after the town of Ridgeland used two camera systems to catch speeders going 11 mph over the limit on Interstate 95 near Hilton Head.
As a Charleston car accident 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 Charleston.