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Much-Maligned Speed Cameras Do Save Lives, Finds IIHS
Much-Maligned Speed Cameras Do Save Lives, Finds IIHS

Speed cameras face a lot of resistance in the U.S.—so much that 13 states have banished them and in some places, some public officials have lost their jobs over them. Yet they do work in slowing drivers down, and if widely implemented they could save thousands of lives. CHECK OUT: The 10...Read More»

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Chicago Tweaks Red-Light Camera Rules, Issues $7.7 Million In New Fines

No one likes red-light cameras. It's not just that they're automated, soulless hall monitors. It's not just that they're operated by semi-sleazy third parties that keep a big chunk of ticket revenue. It's also the fact that they seem like desperate ploys for cash. How much cash? In Chicago...Read More»

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Maryland Cracks Down On Speed Camera Operators, Outlaws Ticket Bounties

Red light cameras, speed cameras, and license plate readers are among the world's most divisive technological innovations. Over the past several decades, they've quietly cropped up on buildings, at intersections, and in parking garages around the globe, slowly altering our definition of "personal...Read More»

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Ohio Judge Says Speed Cameras Are "A Scam"

Critics of traffic cameras have something to celebrate: a judge in Ohio has declared the devices "a scam" and insisted that one tiny town must turn them off. To call traffic cameras "controversial" would be an understatement. Organizations like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the...Read More»

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IIHS: Red-Light Cameras Improve Safety, Reduce Violations

Traffic cameras cause a lot of controversy. Some folks appreciate the way that the mere presence of a camera can make motorists drive more cautiously. Others see them as a scam foisted on the public by for-profit companies, working in cahoots with local police departments. But the Insurance...Read More»

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Prototype Of The Week: noPhoto Frame Foils Traffic Cameras

Traffic cameras have been in use since 1969, but they weren't deployed in large numbers until the 1990s. Now that they've become commonplace around the globe -- catching speeders and nailing red-light-runners -- some drivers are calling for their removal. But one person has taken a slightly...Read More»

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You Are Being Watched: License Plate Readers & The End Of Privacy

Most of us are familiar with traffic cameras that monitor roadways for speeders and red-light runners. But how much do you know about licence plate readers, or LPRs? Ars Technica has posted one of the most thorough and thoughtful examinations of LPRs to date, and the implications for drivers are...Read More»

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Rochester Writes Off Red-Light Tickets For City Workers

Traffic cameras evoke conflicting emotions. On the one hand, none of us want to encourage speeding or red-light running. On the other hand, the idea of getting ticketed by a camera -- often, a camera run by a third-party, for-profit contractor, rather than the police -- seems like cheating...Read More»

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School Buses: The Next Frontier For Traffic Cams

As much as folks like to warn about Big Brother, society has been fairly good at fending off the worst of George Orwell's vision of a 24/7 police state. Speed cams, for example, have been attacked by critics on all fronts, and many are being turned off. Even red light cameras, which are favored by...Read More»

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More Cities Turn Off Red-Light Cameras: Is It A Trend?

Traffic cameras were once heralded as a way of making streets safer and lightening the loads of thinly stretched police departments, but now, the tide seems to be turning -- even against the once-popular red-light camera. Are voters pushing back on Big Brother? And if so, will they be successful?...Read More»

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2013 Infiniti JX, Drunk Driving, E15, BMW M2: Car News Headlines

Infiniti has released the first image of its upcoming 2013 JX 7-seat crossover. [MotorAuthority] Many automakers warn the EPA that E15 may void some vehicle warranties. [TheCarConnection] Renault works itself into a Frendzy over its latest concept. [AllCarsElectric] The Ex-DOT chief wants to see...Read More»

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Chevy Impala Lawsuit, World's Worst Driver, Flying Cars: Car News Headlines

The world's worst driver might live in the Netherlands. [MotorAuthority] Owners of the 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet Impala have filed a class action lawsuit against GM. [TheCarConnection] Is the flying car about to become reality? [AllCarTech] The next-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class will offer five...Read More»

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia
Red Light Cameras: Increased Safety Or Just Increased Revenue? #YouTellUs

Are red-light cameras really installed with the intent of encouraging safe driving? Some say yes, while others feel the electronic boxes are merely installed in an attempt to generate revenue. A recent study performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that two-thirds of the...Read More»

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Red-Light Cameras: Obey 'Em or Vote 'Em Out? #YouTellUs

Twenty years ago, if someone told you there was a device at a stoplight that could mail you a ticket if you were speeding, you would have said that was ludicrous.Ten years, and that is exactly what happened. Now we have debates about whether the cameras are actually there for safety, or to merely...Read More»

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia
Red-Light Cameras: Love Them Or Leave Them? #YouTellUs

Red-light cameras have been a hot topic over the decade. Some feel they encourage safe driving, while others feel it is just another way for the government to generate revenue. Both are valid arguments. A recent study performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found two-thirds of...Read More»

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