Red Light Camera Vendor Not Doing So Well With Public Opposition Driving Down Its Revenue

from the awww...-too-bad dept

There's been significant growing opposition to red light camera programs, which have a long history of showing absolutely no safety benefit, and are often run for-profit by local governments in combination with private companies. That opposition is leading more and more cities and towns to dump the red light cameras -- while some operators are getting caught illegally decreasing the time of the yellow or amber lights to try to issue more fines.

Jeff Nolan alerts us to the news that one of the biggest players in the space, Redflex, has announced that public opposition to its cameras has created a real drain on revenue, and its profits were down significantly. This would be the same Redflex that just so happened to fail to live up to its contract in Denver to deliver data that could be used to determine whether or not the cameras were really effective.

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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Sep 2009 @ 10:03am

    I think the real problem is...

    The one guy, Phil, who was originally hired to "compile the data and determine if the cameras are effective" was re-purposed to opening wheelbarrows full of envelopes stuffed with cash.

    Things like that happen. You gotta to draw your priorities, man.

    You know, we shouldn't have to keep talking about this, children. But someone has to stick the CEO of RedFlex (Karen Finley) in the corner and pull her pants down.

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