Now here's a story that someone like me who lives in the city that's the red-light camera poster boy of South Florida can really appreciate.
A city where the mayor, Joy Cooper, writes guest Op-Eds in a local newspaper praising red-light cameras, despite it NOT leading to a reduction in traffic accidents, and weeks later, she's receiving thousands in campaign contributions from the vendor here with the red-light camera contract. Why?
Because she and her Rubber Stamp Crew on the City Commission like the revenue it produce$!
The National Motorists Association has a warning for the millions of drivers hitting the road for the busy holiday travel season: Beware of the yellow lights.
The timing of yellow lights on traffic signals at many intersections is purposely set to a minimum so more drivers can be ticketed for running red lights, says the 30-year-old activist group based in Waunakee, Wis.
Red-light camera sign in Hallandale Beach, FL. April 24, 2011 photo by South Beach Hoosier. © 2012 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved
One town's experience in New Jersey:
To see more on the company at the center of the storm in Chicago, Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., see what the Chicago Tribune has been reporting on them, with one scandal after another - http://www.chicagotribune.com/search_results/?q=+Redflex