If you’ve ever opened a piece of mail innocently expecting to see a card or subscription notice, and instead discover a traffic ticket and a photo of yourself madly speeding through that red light you thought nobody saw, then you can relate.
Communities in Ohio are fighting back, thankfully, by banding together to get rid of those awful red-light and speed cameras. Maine, Mississippi and Montana already voted to outlaw the cameras last year. It’s clear that people do not appreciate the sneaky way they capture our driving violations, and it’s becoming a theme cross-country.
Interestingly, though, this trend has not found its way to the Golden state, where the red-light camera program is set to expand. Although traffic fines are already astronomical in Los Angeles, Gov. Schwarzenegger has called for an increased effort to catch speeders.
‘Why don’t we just charge everyone $10 when they start their engine?’ said Dennis Zine, a former LAPD traffic cop. Don’t let the Governator hear that, Mr. Zine, or your city might become the new solution to California’s financial crisis.
Full story: Los Angeles might expand red-light program