More Problems With Redlight Cameras: Denver Not Looking At Required Data

from the oops dept

With Arizona getting rid of its speed cameras, after realizing they did nothing to make the roads safer (and may, in fact, have done the opposite), now it's time to move on to red light cameras, which have a pretty troubling history themselves. The latest, as pointed out by Jeff Nolan, is that Denver has failed to enforce the contract it had concerning red light cameras. Specifically, part of the deal was that the contractor running the cameras would deliver data on whether or not the cameras were effective (including a potential refund of money if they were not). However, the contractor, Redflex Traffic Systems, apparently simply hasn't delivered the data. Actually, to be clear, they haven't delivered any data. It's not just that some data has been left out, but that none has been delivered.
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Filed Under: denver, red light cameras
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  1. identicon
    Joseph Durnal, 30 Jan 2009 @ 9:13am

    They just don't bother me

    Red light and speeding cameras don't bother me. I've received one ticket from a red light camera. I didn't realize that it was a no turn on red light. I don't often go where there are speeding cameras, but in my old age (LOL 31) I don't speed much anymore, so maybe I just don't notice.

    There was a big debate on the local newspaper comments about a bad at grade highway intersection, where the left turn from north bound, crossing south bound is a little blind. Most agree that it wouldn't be a problem if cars were actually doing the speed limit, but 10 or 15 miles over the limit really increases the danger. A speeding camera with warning signs on the south bound side at that location would probably help. But some folks just think the intersection should be closed and folks should just find another way.

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