Police Don't Like Speed Cameras Either
from the harming-their-relationship-with-the-public dept
We’ve had a bunch of stories about how speed cameras don’t seem to work very well, and now, even some police officers are against them, saying that they are “harming their relationship with the public.” They’re worried that people are blaming the speed camera mishaps on police who just want to bring in more revenue. They want a study conducted on whether or not the cameras are actually needed. Of course, another interpretation of the police being against the cameras is they’re afraid that they’re about to be automated out of a job. This explains why much of the discussion focuses on why a human police officer can do a better job than a camera.
Comments on “Police Don't Like Speed Cameras Either”
Why stop with speed?
Using computer and GPS technology we can now record all aspects of how and where a car is being driven and transfer it to the authorities via the cellular phone system. Make an illegal left turn? Citation. Didn’t use your turn signal? Another citation. Too fast? Too slow? Rolling stop? Failure to yield? Citation, citation, citation, citation. My state of California could balance its budget overnight! And then there’s the concept of “virtual tollways” where the mere presence of your car at particular places at particular times can qualify you for a “use” fee. This system would make that easy. More revenue for government! We could finance a magnificent public transportation system with the vast torrents of cash coming in. And we’ll need to, because no human being will be able to afford the fines and fees involved in driving a private vehicle. Welcome to the future.
Re: Why stop with speed?
thank you for your suggestion. when I’m benevolent dictator of North America, I’ll use your suggestion to fund a truly usable transit system.
You will be one of the last people picked up to work in my salt mines.
Speed cameras don’t work? Excuse me? Please don’t believe all the crap put out by the voluble anti-camera brigade. My wife works with traffic accident statistics. The real data: cameras substantially reduce the number of accidents. End of story. People don’t like cameras because they infringe their god driven right to drive as dangerously as they please with no consideration for others. Heaven forfend that it takes them 10 minutes longer for their journey. Just wait till the oil runs out is all I can say….
Re: Don't work?
Oh yeah? Well, my best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who says that cameras don’t have any impact.
Translation: Care to cite some hard data?
Re: Re: Don't work?
Will police officers have monitors set up in local Krispy Keme franchises to sit and watch the actul crimes being commited ? People will have to demand court costs be kept as a seperate expense when ringing up the sale of your donuts.
Re: Don't work?
speed cameras cause accidents as well when you drive through a town you dont now you are looking out for cameras trying to watch your speedo and missing the child,old lady and woman pushing her pram who just stepped out in front of you tell them cameras work!!!