Redlight Cameras In Kansas City Are Too Successful

from the gotta-hire-more-people dept

We've had a bunch of stories about problems with redlight cameras, in that they don't seem to make intersections any safer, but they do present an easy way for cities to bring in a lot of cash quickly. However, there's an apparent "downside" to the cash influx, as well. Reader mrtraver alerts us to the news that redlight cameras in Kansas City have been issuing so many tickets that the police department needs more money to handle all the tickets. Kansas City wants to hire four new officers just to deal with the automated tickets, or get more money to pay officers' overtime salaries for dealing with so many tickets. Apparently, in just three months, the cameras at 20 intersections have given out 6,900 tickets, and there's a big backlog as officers need to review each photo to make sure it's legit before sending out the citation.

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    none, 7 Jul 2009 @ 10:39am

    TW Burger

    so if the gov is doing something for cash instead of making things safe, we shouldn't complain?
    part of america is the ability to complain about everything from government to fast food joints.
    at least here we aren't shot for complaining about the gov. ;-) the rest of the world (those not trying to get over here to be in america) can go screw. they live their 3'rd world lives their way we live our first world life (for now) our way. I do not complain about how people in zimbabwe do things in zimbabwe.
    damned zimbabwayans's s.'s. :-P ;-)

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