While it isn’t happening in the St. Louis area, it is important to note that some municipalities are experimenting with fake speed cameras. The City of Laurel in Maryland has recently purchased “decoy” boxes that do not contain cameras. The city incorporated the “decoy” boxes in with the existing speed cameras with the hope that the mere presence of the box with encourage drivers to slow down. The police pull the cameras nightly and then instruct the vendor where to place the cameras the following day changing the location of the decoy boxes. Other nearby municipalities are contemplating whether to use this system.
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