Government employees are tired of people wrecking their red light cameras so they did what any good bureaucrat would. They installed cameras to watch the cameras. Seriously, I am not making this stuff up!
Judge in Murrieta, California blocks referendum on red light camera. A California Superior Court judge has sided with photo enforcement vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) in denying Murrieta voters a say in whether red light cameras can be used in their community.
Tech is all about disruption. When a problem presents itself, someone will find a way to route around it. Red light cameras, the controversial jackpot generators favored by certain law enforcement agencies, are the problem. The solution?...
The Los Angeles City Controller said there was insufficient evidence that the cameras reduced accidents, and questioned whether if they were even at the most dangerous intersections. However, the real lunacy of this program is that judges have ruled that the citations are unenforceable, because a human being did not actually hand the citation to the offender. 45% of the citations remain unpaid, for a total of $2.6 million. So the City of course is going to renew the contract with the company that runs the red light cameras!
The investigation into the fraudulent use of red light cameras in Italy last week concluded with prosecutors preparing charges against thirty-eight public officials and photo enforcement company executives. Prosecutors claim that three photo enforcement companies formed a cartel that operated in collusion with public officials for the purpose of generating revenue. The officials accepted bribes in return for approving lucrative contracts and shortening the duration of yellow lights at intersections equipped with red light cameras.