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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    batch, 30 Jan 2009 @ 4:27pm

    I live in Denver...

    I don't know what they're talking about "4 cameras" they're all over the place. My mailing address is Denver and there are cameras just south of my apartment, but not listed in the article.

    The police or someone else likes to change the timing on the left turn lights at Belleview and Quebec, especially during the lunch hour. Some days, the yellow light is non-existant allowing at most 4 cars (2 in each lane), to turn left before turning red, out of 12+ cars which are overflowing and blocking thru traffic. Other days, all the cars (still overflowing) get through the light before the nazi camera starts strobe-lighting everyone, especially those who had entered the intersection during a yellow or green turned yellow signal.

    All the time people have stopped short out of fear of a ticket from the camera system. Its really fun, having to slam on the brakes because all of a sudden, that green light is red, barely a flicker of yellow. I enjoy having to replace my brakes more often. Warped rotors are cool.

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