Public safety advocates battled it out with defenders of drivers' rights in a Maryland Senate committee Thursday.
Police officers and government officials argued that the state should allow the use of cameras to catch speeders because it will slow down traffic, protecting people's lives.
Drivers caught on film would face fines of up to $100.
Some members of the Judicial Proceedings Committee said speed cameras, just like red-light cameras already in use, are intrusive and too likely to nab innocent drivers.
Committee member Sen. Alex X. Mooney, R-Frederick/Washington, not only opposes the speed cameras but is sponsoring legislation to repeal use of red-light cameras.