Fabrega Says Radar Cameras Are "Not A Great Business" - Company Gets 65% Of Fines
Friday, June 22 2012 @ 02:17 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: This is what the camera and radar gun set up looks like. It will clock you from behind.
Once you've passed by it, if you're doing more than the posted limit for that area, it takes your photo and the system issues the ticket. More than 2,500 have already been issued just by one single camera system installed as a test or proof of concept in the area of Costa del Este. The government of Panama has already contracted for the first 20 cameras which are being installed and made operational right now.
This is what the warning sign will look like. It says "Fine By Camera" and shows the posted speed limit for that area. If you see this sign, slow down to below the speed limit, because as you see in this article, the law makes no tolerance for being even a half a click over the speed limit. These machines are automatic and if you're over, your over - here's your ticket - robot style. Harder to bribe, too.