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Red-light enforcement cameras may be gone from Las Cruces, but the fines are not forgotten.
Westwego's City Council has voted to extend the city's contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, the Arizona company that provides equipment designed to slow motorists down.
The Baltimore Sun reports some interesting statistics about the revenue cameras that have been harassing drivers passing through Charm City for years. One of every 10 speeding tickets records a speed reading that's completely made up.
The Lafayette Parish School System is testing traffic surveillance cameras on three of its buses to gather information on the number of motorists who disobey stop signs on school buses.
Privatizing law enforcement should never be done lightly. The combination of the government's power to restrain individual liberty and greed for profit invites corruption. That's the scenario playing out across the country with revenue cameras, sometimes called red-light cameras.
The lure of easy money can't be resisted. It tempts the defenders of red-light cameras to say whatever it takes to keep the money-making machines running. In a nearby letter, Alexandria Police Chief Earl L. Cook takes issue with a recent editorial that identified just how dangerous a game the city has been playing ("Alexandria's voluntary cameras," Aug. 2). Here's the whole story.
The city of Fairfax is about to join Arlington and Falls Church in making its streets far more dangerous. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on March 28 gave its final blessing to the installation of red-light cameras at a pair of Fairfax intersections where the devices could not possibly result in any significant safety benefit.