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
Companies: redflex


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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jan 2009 @ 3:58pm

    Everyone makes such a big deal about running red lights, screaming how many people die because someone runs a red light. This is true of someone running a red light that has been red for several seconds, something that happens very rarely. If you make a habit of running red lights that haven't just changed, you won't live long anyway. I'd bet 99% of the redlight runners that these things catch are people who go through on yellow, and it turns red when they are half way though, these guys are rude, but don't put anyones life at risk.

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