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.
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!
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!