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Baltimore suspends speed, red light cameras

Wednesday - 4/17/2013, 11:17am  ET

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore has temporarily suspended its troubled speed and red-light camera program.

The city's Department of Transportation announced the suspension in a statement Tuesday afternoon. The statement noted that two "clerical mistakes" involving citations had been found. Acting transportation director Frank Murphy says the mistakes are "unacceptable."

Murphy says at least one camera was incorrectly coded so that it was ticketing drivers who were going 37 mph when the threshold was supposed to be 42 mph.

The department says the mistakes haven nothing to do with the accuracy of the radar technology.

Officials haven't said when the program will be up and running again.

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