Apr
21
2009

Traffic Cameras–Safety Device or Municipal Money-Maker?

I’ve always been slightly uneasy about traffic cameras. Turns out I wasn’t the only one. We used to joke about a nearby town balancing the budget through traffic tickets, and traffic cameras just seemed like a high-tech extension of that policy. I’m not sure if I’m gratified or disturbed to know that my suspicions probably were correct.

I’m fascinated by the research that says extending yellow lights decreases accidents. That seems like a solution that benefits everyone, instead of simply filling government coffers.

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