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. A House subcommittee has approved a bill to outlaw the cameras, according to news reports.
The House subcommittee joins the South Carolina Senate, which has already approved the bill.
"Their words fell on deaf ears as the panel unanimously voted to send the bill to the full House Judiciary Committee," according to news reports.
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.
"Ridgeland mayor and the camera's creator pleaded their case that lives are being saved because motorists are being forced to slow down," according to news reports.
The bill now must win approval from the full judiciary committee.
As a 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 Charleston .