Friday, March 21, 2008

More on Red Light Cameras

Turns out, the idea about Red Light Cameras gets worse. A new study from Texas is showing that the cameras don't even generate much revenue. Worse still, while they do reduce the some accidents from people running lights, they cause more rear-end collisions.

So lets review:
  • These cameras are extremely intrusive, and violate the privacy of motorists.
  • The purpose of these cameras is to generate revenue and not advance safety.
  • They seem to cause more rear-end collisions while slightly reducing accidents cause by people running lights
  • The cameras don't even generate much revenue, in fact some cameras don't even pay for themselves.

I believe that the city needs to increase revenue to maintain its budget. It just needs to find another way to do it.

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