December 17, 2013

NEWS FROM THE RED-LIGHT CAMERA WARS: In 2013, red light camera use declined in the US for the first time. “There’s nothing wrong with using technology to improve traffic safety. What’s wrong with RLC is that the emphasis became on revenue instead of traffic safety early on, and that led to decisions on business models and locations and how they set up fines, warnings, education. That left a bad taste in people’s mouths.”

Yep. It’s all about revenues, not safety. But, then, that’s true of traffic enforcement generally.