Safety of traffic-light cameras questioned

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by AZ, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. AZ

    AZ Guest

    Some red-light cameras are employed as safety devices. We have a few
    here at historically-dangerous intersections, and they have helped.
    However, in the more typical situation, the company that makes the
    camera system approaches a local government and makes them an offer
    they find difficult to refuse in times of shrinking budgets: let them
    install cameras and process the resulting tickets, the company keeps
    most of the ticket revenue, and the government receives a cut off the
    top. If the tickets don't meet the company's revenue goals (i.e., if
    the cameras actually work, and people stop running red lights), then
    the company shortens the yellow phase so more drivers will be caught
    running the red.
    In the best tradition of American business, the scheme combines
    ruthless capitalism with the artificial manipulation of supply and
    demand. Gottaluvit!
    AZ, Apr 1, 2005
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  2. AZ

    alx Guest

    Cut the SPAM thanks...

    2nd warning...
    alx, Apr 2, 2005
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