• fb_100001324135677 avatar Evan Posted: 7/6/2011 3:30pm PDT

    Why does no one remember the 1963 Supreme Court decision which disallowed an officer from bringing a traffic complaint based on a technology owned and operated by a private entity on behalf of the civil entity. While that case involved speeders caught on handheld equipment owned by its manufacturer and lent to the municipality for the purpose, most red light cameras are positioned and monitored by their manufacturer which keeps the lion's share (usually $75) of the "fine" levied.

  • fgiantonio avatar fgiantonio Posted: 7/6/2011 7:44pm PDT

    Red light camera's are marketed to cities & towns as a revenue source to help the bottom line, and a boon to public safety.
    They ARE a great revenue source for the companies that lease them to the municipalities... and there hasn't been any definitive studies that prove they even marginally improve the public's safety