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Public hates them, insurance industry backs them, but the data are mixed

Public hates them, insurance industry backs them, but the data is mixed.

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It's happened 7 times in 10 years, with no fix in sight

Speed cameras have dipped below the surface of the news cycle, yet the programs often remain a nuisance. New Orleans resident Donald Schultz provides the latest example of municipal malfeasance: A speed camera has issued at least ten speeding citations since 2011 to the Nissan Frontier that Schultz parks in front of his house. A car doing more than the posted 35-mph limit triggers the camera, located in the median of Canal Boulevard, but the camera reads the stationary Frontier's license plate i

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Yeah, it's bulletproof.

The Vitronic Enforcement Trailer is a speed demon's worst nightmare.

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IIHS: Automated Enforcement Deters Lead Foots

According to a new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, speed cameras can dramatically reduce the number of traffic deaths and fatalities.

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As US Cities Drop Camera Programs, Revenues Fall For US Company

After less than two years on the job, the chief executive officer of a leading traffic-enforcement equipment manufacturer is resigning amidst a time of financial turmoil.

Colorado Democrat Says Automated Enforcement More About Revenue Generation Than Safety

A US Congressman has introduced legislation that, if passed, would prohibit the use of automated cameras in traffic enforcement across the country.

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Australian motorists are fighting back against New South Wales' use of speed cameras with a new social media campaign aimed at obstructing the mobile systems.

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Protesters Rallied Against Speed Cameras Sunday In One Long Island County

On election night, Jason Sonenshein merely hoped an anti-traffic camera ballot initiative for which he had campaigned would squeak out a win.

Two traffic-camera trends on divergent paths

After two decades of continuous growth, the number of red-light camera programs is declining in the United States. The number peaked at 540 two years ago, according to records kept by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Today, there are 502 programs, a decrease of about seven percent.

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Two Traffic-Camera Trends On Divergent Paths

Over the past three years, the number of speed camera programs has grown from 115 to 140.

Camera issued 1,551 tickets

A single speed camera in Brooklyn is proving to be a boon for for city coffers after it issued 1,551 tickets on a single summer day.

Proposed bill finds early bipartisan support among lawmakers

New Jersey may soon prohibit other states from issuing traffic citations to its residents for alleged violations that were caught on speed or red-light cameras.

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Yesterday, we reported on a man in Ohio who was ticketed for holding a sign alerting other motorists of a DUI checkpoint. Apparently, the French take their speed cameras every bit as seriously as we take drunk driving. The local prosecutor in the Aveyron department of France is charging 10 people for documenting the locations of speed enforcement areas on a Facebook group, and the move is causing a heap of controversy.

Only 64 percent of tickets are verifiably correct

Baltimore's speed cameras over-charged motorists $2.8 million dollars in 2012, a secret audit conducted for the city found.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a study this week that seems to go against what critics and the media have been reporting for years. According to the report, some people – more specifically, a large majority of the residents in Washington D.C. – actually like red light and speed cameras.

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Twin-turbo Cadillac CTS, 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Henrik Fisker resigns, Judge calls speed cameras a scam, the cars of Fast & Furious 6

We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #325 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight.

Daphne Campbell's husband has 5 red-light violations, newspaper says

Daphne Campbell, a Democratic state representative in Florida, said she had the best interests of her constituents in mind when she sponsored a bill that would outlaw red-light cameras in Florida. "My constituents complained and the people are hurting," she tells the Miami Herald.

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A lot of companies are making (or at least trying to make) money these days selling devices that improve drivers' odds of beating traffic cameras. As it turns out, though, having a Florida license plate on the back of your car could be the best defense against paying traffic fines like red light camera tickets and toll violations. According to new reports, some Florida plates are proving hard for traffic law enforcement cameras to read. With as many specialty license plates as the Florida Depart

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