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10:03 pm on Tuesday August 12, 2014

This is Charleston County's drone

Although it's not the unidentified flying objects over Mt. Pleasant and Daniel Island, this is the drone that Charleston County allegedly only uses for road project surveillance.
10:01 am on Friday May 17, 2013

Smile, you'll be on camera in Pawleys Island

While crime is low in Pawleys Island, surveillance cameras will be installed by the end of the summer, monitoring who comes and goes with the hopes of saving investigative hours.
4:21 am on Monday April 29, 2013

S.C. in running to be new home for drone aircraft test site

Many South Carolina politicians are pushing to limit and regulate the use of unmanned drone aircraft by local, state, and federal officials, but an unidentified group has requested that the Federal Aviation Administration set up a new testing...
5:22 am on Sunday July 31, 2011

What do red-light cameras in Los Angeles have to do with Ridgeland?

Flickr user csb13 The Los Angeles City Counci last week decided to shut down its red-light traffic camera system when it was determined the program was losing $1.5 million a year. You see the L.A. courts weren't forcing people who had the video...
9:57 am on Sunday May 1, 2011

Eleven million and counting: The Charleston area's likely tracking your license plate

Image by Adrian Pingstone A pair of fixed-view security cameras with lights.There's an interesting report over at The Post and Courier about the growing database of a Charleston-area license plate surveillance camera system. The data is collected...
12:49 pm on Thursday February 17, 2011

In the world of traffic cameras, when in doubt form a commission (update: Commission is welcomed)

Flickr user csb13 Updated Feb. 17: Seems the state legislator who first introduced the ban on Ridgeland's traffic cameras is welcoming Davis' proposal for an amendment that would form a study commission. You can read the Packet's report on that here...
6:13 am on Friday February 11, 2011

Ridgeland explains camera system to joint Jasper group

Flickr user csb13 WSAV has a report this morning on how Ridgeland took the opportunity during a joint council session to explain its traffic camera system. Apparently the explanation went over so well that Hardeeville's mayor said that city might...
4:26 am on Tuesday February 8, 2011

And still more from the Ridgeland traffic camera saga (updated: AAA chimes in)

Flickr user csb13 Updated February 8: In the ongoing saga of Ridgeland's traffic cameras, now AAA Carolinas has chimed in. The Island Packet has a report that AAA thinks Ridgeland should be allowed to use the controversial system. Check out the...
8:04 am on Wednesday January 19, 2011

Bill would refund drivers fined under Ridgeland's traffic cam system (update: Erickson to file legislation in support of cams)

Flickr user csb13 Updated January 19: Seems Beaufort County's legislative delegation is cool with Ridgeland's parking camera system, at least that's what The Island Packet is reporting. The Packet has an article this morning stating that state Rep....
4:07 am on Saturday October 9, 2010

WSAV gets Rep. Erickson's take on the Ridgeland traffic cameras (w/video)

Flickr user csb13 WSAV caught up with S.C. Rep. Shannon Erickson and got her opinion on the Ridgeland traffic camera controversy after the state legislator toured the operation. Yes this report from WSAV gives us the opinion of an important local...