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Instantaneous Kodaks (Traffic Control)  
  Use of cameras to help police officers enforce speed limits.  

This is a very early reference to this idea.

"The policemen on duty also have instantaneous kodaks mounted on tripods, which show the position of any carriage at half-and quarter-second intervals, by which it is easy to ascertain the exact speed, should the officers be unable to judge it by the eye; so there is no danger of a vehicle's speed exceeding that allowed in the section in which it happens to be; neither can a slow one remain on the fast lines.
Technovelgy from A Journey In Other Worlds, by John Jacob Astor IV.
Published by D. Appleton and Co. in 1894
Additional resources -

Robert Heinlein had a more "modern" version of this in Methuselah's Children, published in 1941; see the traffic control camera.

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