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
Increasing fines, ticket cameras, and the deck stacked against drivers to fight tickets.
A trucker on a steep downhill grade along I-5 in California lost control of his rig and wound up stuck in a runaway truck ramp.
In the same week a federal jury convicted a Chicago transportation official of taking bribes from a leading red-light camera company, city council members in another American city said they felt duped by promises of improved safety.
A new survey shows Americans support police using red-light cameras in traffic enforcement. They're not as enthusiastic about speed-camera use.
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.
A US Congressman has introduced legislation that, if passed, would prohibit the use of automated cameras in traffic enforcement across the country.
Automated traffic enforcement cameras are falling out of favor across America. A Long Island anti-camera group was the latest to protest Sunday.
On election night, Jason Sonenshein merely hoped an anti-traffic camera ballot initiative for which he had campaigned would squeak out a win.
There's ongoing debate over the need for traffic cameras that aim to catch red-light runners and speeding motorists. Law enforcement officials say they promote safer driving. Critics say they're nothing more than a money grab.
Over the past three years, the number of speed camera programs has grown from 115 to 140.
A toucan followed its nose up to a traffic camera mounted high above a highway in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, setting off an cute scene involving the tropical bird making an appearance on the camera's feed. Alas, it seems unlikely that he discovered any delicious breakfast cereals during his investigation.
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.
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.
We can't say for certain, but we imagine that "don't run down pedestrians" is somewhere near the top of every police officer's daily to-do list. One patrolman in Orlando seems to have missed that memo.
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
Inventor Jonathan Dandrow's idea began when he first noticed that some cameras can pickup the infrared light from a television remote. It's a piece of useless information at first.
Say this about the residents of Prince George's County, Maryland: they really don't like speed cameras. According to the Washington Post, disgruntled citizens have shot at a camera with a gun, set one on fire and even, allegedly, fired glass marbles in a speed camera's direction.
What you see above is a video of a Santa Fe man who's had it up to here and is not going to take it anymore. The New Mexico city has a deal with Redflex to operate unmanned speed enforcement vehicles which are parked along the road to photograph breakneck miscreants.
There has been plenty of debate about whether bicyclists should be able to take up a lane typically reserved for motor vehicles. While that argument is far from settled, we can all agree that hit-and-run accidents between cars and bikes have got to stop.