A US Congressman has introduced legislation that, if passed, would prohibit the use of automated cameras in traffic enforcement across the country.
Red Light Camera
- Pete Bigelow
- Sep 3, 2014
New Jersey's controversial red-light camera program may be coming to an end. The five-year pilot program is set to expire in December, and so far, there's no indication state politicians are interested in renewing it. Gov. Chris Christie signaled his intent to let the program end last week.
- Pete Bigelow
- Aug 26, 2014
The goal of speed cameras should be to improve safety and change driver behavior, not to make motorists feel like they're being ripped off.
- Chris Bruce
- Jul 23, 2014
Chicago may once have been known as the home of the mob in US with Al Capone running things, but for several years in the 2000s it looks like a completely legal racket may have made the city millions. A recent Chicago Tribune investigation has turned up some disturbing data about how the Windy City's network of red-light cameras used to be operated that may have given out thousands of bogus tickets.
- Jeffrey N. Ross
- Jan 24, 2014
The debate over automatic cameras for speed and red light enforcement is already fairly intense, but a secret audit from 2012 of the traffic cameras in Baltimore, MD should heat things up a bit. In an audit of the city's 83 speed cameras, The Baltimore Sun is reporting that 13 had a double digit error rate, which helps account for a system-wide error rate of 10 percent. Of course, the secret part of this secret audit was that the findings were never released to the public.
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