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Red Light – Green Light

red lightRemember that game growing up?

John Lott gives us yet another perspective:

From the Wall Street Journal:

The Chicago Tribune delivered the “first-ever scientific study” of the nation’s biggest camera program. Researchers commissioned by the paper found little or no safety benefit: Mid-intersection “T-bones” declined, but rear-end collisions sharply increased as drivers slammed on the brakes to avoid a ticket. Most damning, the Trib cited the city’s “long-standing reliance on using the lowest possible yellow light time” to maximize revenues even at the cost of encouraging more accidents. . . .

Apparently, the message is getting out as the company that have made these cameras are slowly exiting the business.

With Redflex losing money in North America, its Australian parent company recently instructed him to “de-risk the business” by diversifying into electronic toll-taking and traffic management. Nonetheless Mr. Saunders remains keen to rescue the reputation of photo enforcement, even if that seems like a Hail Mary at this point. . . .

My ex lived in Philly for about 10 years, and they had a government contractor maintaining the traffic signals so poorly that both turned green.  And her new car was totaled.

And there was no one to answer for it from the government works.

Yes, my friends, government works for the common good!

NO…stop a minute!

 

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Red Light – Green Light

  1. There used to be a red light camera at 83rd Ave & Union Hills.
    After 1 year, Peoria sat down and crunched the numbers….or rather the numbers of crunches.

    MORE accidents than before the cameras went up. They’re gone. 🙂

    Posted by KM | December 30, 2014, 2:40 pm
  2. Yep, they’re going away in a LOT of places, and none too soon…

    Posted by Old NFO | December 30, 2014, 3:11 pm
  3. We had some locally here in Sierra Vista. This past novemeber the voters passed a binding referendum to remove the cameras. They are gone. Redflex is not happy with us.

    Posted by Matt | December 31, 2014, 9:03 am

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