RIDGELAND — If you’re speeding along a stretch of Interstate 95 in southern South Carolina you may be on camera.
The Beaufort Gazette reports the town of Ridgeland is still using automated cameras to catch speeders, despite a state law that says tickets based only on photographic evidence must be issued in person.
Police in the town about 20 miles from the Georgia-South Carolina state line sit in a recreational vehicle watching computer monitors relay information from cameras and radar.
If a driver is doing over 80 mph, the camera snaps a picture of the driver and the vehicle’s plate and a ticket is mailed.
Ridgeland Mayor Gary Hodges says that because an officer is monitoring the system, tickets aren’t based only on photographic evidence.
Information from: The Beaufort Gazette, http://www.beaufortgazette.com