Speed cameras is a shortened version for Speed Trap Cameras which are fixed or mobile cameras used by the police or councils to take pictures of vehicles travelling above the speed limit and thereby prosecute them for speeding
As of this writing, there are a total of 526 red light or speed cameras present in the United States. These cameras are used in over 125 jurisdictions throughout the country for the purpose of ticketing speeding drivers.
Absolutely. Speed cameras act as a deterrent to most motorists. Speed limits are there for a reason - to keep everyone safe while using the roads. Anyone exceeding the speed limit should expect to be punished for it !