Wednesday, September 29, 2010

-----45% of red-light camera tickets in Los Angeles are going unpaid. I hope this gets rectified. The most important reason for rectifying this is drivers who perceive the cameras as ineffective may go back to their former wreckless habits eventually. The other thing I see as being a problem is that the program is costing taxpayers money.

2 comments:

Thomas said...

I have mixed feelings.

They've done studies that show cities get addicted to the revenue they get from tickets, and start making the yellow lights shorter and shorter and shorter...

Also: I don't like the idea of machines issuing citations. I'd rather put a few more cops on the roads.

But on the other hand, I'm sick of red-light runners, and the accidents and delays they cause.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

I have some mixed feeling about it,too. Here we have the problem with the yellow lights....a hidden fact that no one in authority would acknowledge. Then, of course, there is the fact that the system is often off depending on how much money there is to pay for it....and the news will let people know when it is not working. Yes, putting more police on the road would be beneficial (in so many ways). The red-light runners can be downright scary.

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