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Published On: Sat, Dec 15th, 2012

Daniel Doty, Maryland man, gets speeding ticket even though car was motionless

A Baltimore man was cited for going 13 miles over the posted speed limit in April. The trouble is, based on the evidence; the driver was sitting in his car waiting at a red light when the camera snapped the footage. His day in traffic court was Friday.

screen shot video stationary car gets speeding ticketAccording to  Live Science on Thursday, Daniel Doty got a rude awakening when the speeding ticket showed up in his mailbox.

Doty, who happens to be a lawyer in nearby Lauraville is challenging the speeding citation.

He said that it is “shockingly obvious” that a speeding ticket for a motionless car suggests that something or someone got it wrong.

The footage from the Maryland speed cam shows his four-door Mazda wagon sitting still at a red light in various frames as cars with the green light move across the screen. However, he was ticketed for going 38 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone. His cost for abiding by traffic rules: $40.

Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi acknowledged that Officer Christopher Izquierdo should not have validated the citation, which alleged that a Mazda wagon was going 38 mph even though a video clip from the camera and two time-stamped photos given as evidence clearly show the car stopped at a red light.

Ticketing procedures are supposed to go through several layers of verification to ensure there are no errors, according to Baltimore’s speed camera contractor, Xerox State and Local Solutions.

Check out the video from the Baltimore Sun: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/sun-investigates/bs-md-speed-cameras-police-response-20121213,0,546779.story

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