Friday, April 11, 2008

So much for automated traffic cops

Looks like a few cities couldn't resist the temptation of easy money from their constituents. Six cities have been found to have shortened the yellow light duration after installing red light camera. This has the effect of catching more people on red lights, at the cost of causing more accidents.

What is wrong with those cities' government? I thought they were supposed to serve the people, not get them read-ended.

Through Techdirt

7 comments:

theeth said...

To paraphrase Douglas Adams: Those apt to govern wouldn't want to do it in the world while those willing to do it should be kept away from power at all cost.

I'm pretty sure we could do a much better job than the clowns in place (especially at the municipal level), but we'd find it mind numbingly boring and would most likely quit after a few weeks.

Mike B. said...

Not only did they lower the duration of the yellow lights, some cities lowered it under the legal limit.

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