Thursday, December 9, 2010

Red Light cameras are working exactly as intended: They're making money

Check out Radley Balko's latest post on Red Light cameras. 

They reduce the number of accidents at intersections, if you only count the number of side-impact collisions. 
The number of accidents caused by someone getting rear-ended from a driver slamming on the brakes at the same intersections? 
Those are conveniently dropped from the stats. 

And the revenue keeps a'flowing.....


Anonymous said...

Of course it's the money!! If the government was as concerned with our safety as they are with filling their coffers they would teach TSA workers how to spot suspicious activity instead of how to molest women and children.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

The thing that gets me, if you look at Mr. Balko's link, is that the absolute best way to increase safety at an intersection is to increase the length of the yellow light.

But there's no money in that.