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Fake speed cameras used to slow drivers in Laurel

WASHINGTON — As an effort to deter speeding, authorities in Laurel, Md. deployed fake speed cameras on Wednesday, reports NBC 4.

The fake cameras have the police logo and camera lenses — making them look real — but are empty inside.

NBC says Maryland law prohibits law enforcement from operating speed cameras outside of school areas and restricts them to ticketing only between 6 and 8 a.m., Monday through Friday.

However, some Laurel residents requested speed cameras in their neighborhoods.

Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin purchased the “decoy boxes” in an effort to slow drivers down.

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