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Traffic Speed Cameras...bring em on!

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:30 pm
by MSI
April 2, 2013: Traffic cameras Draw More Scrutiny by States

With all the hoopla about Red Light Cameras, NOTE: WE SUPPORT TRAFFIC CAMERAS, we believe they are a useful deterrent to running red lights, see prior articles on the issue: it is refreshing to see that some states are implementing and considering speed cameras!
From the article:
  • Traffic cameras have spread to 582 communities nationwide to catch those who speed, run red lights or commit other violations.
  • According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 66 bills related to photo enforcement have been presented nationwide so far in 2013.
  • Critics of photo enforcement often paint a picture of government overreach
  • Supporters of photo enforcement point to growing evidence suggesting that traffic cameras curb violations and decrease the number of fatal accidents.
  • An IIHS study of drivers in 14 cities with red light cameras — including Phoenix, Chicago and Raleigh, N.C. — found that two-thirds supported their use.
  • In Washington, officials plan to add to the district’s current 90 traffic cameras. Since it started using speed cameras in 2001, Washington has had a 73 percent decrease in traffic deaths
And maybe soon they will bring back the Red light Cameras (I am in Raleigh, NC which recently removed of the major problems was that the company that installs them took 90% of the revenue??!!)
For more see the article Traffic cameras Draw More Scrutiny by States