Speed Camera Catches Thousands Of Supposed Speeders In One Day
from the busy-day dept
We’ve written about problems with speed cameras before — like the time one tried to charge a brick wall with going 58 MPH (it’s all relative, perhaps it was the camera that was moving…). However, that hasn’t stopped police in Scottsdale, Arizona from testing the technology. Digg points out that a new speed camera wasted no time at all “flashing” over one thousand drivers on Sunday — which seems like it may be a bit much. The company behind the camera will start looking through the photos to determine how many were actual speeders. However, the fact that it picked up over 1,000 potential speeders in a single day suggests one of two things (and possibly both): the cameras don’t work very well or the speed limit being used on that road is poorly set. Neither of these conclusions reflects well on those who are pushing for the speed cameras.