New Article: Local Governments Using Red Light Cameras for Revenue

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A new article has been uploaded in our law library.

More and more red-light camera systems are being installed in many cities. This is leading many people to believe that local governments are putting profit over traffic safety, according to a new study by a national public interest advocacy group.

The contracts with the red-light camera systems restrict police from lengthening yellow signals, and taxpayers have to pay more to terminate contracts early.

"The most problematic contracts require cities to share revenue with the camera vendor on a per-ticket basis or through other formulas as a percentage of revenue," the group says. "In other words, the more tickets a camera system issues, the more profit the vendor collects."

Click here to read the original article Red Light Camera Systems: For Profit or Safety?

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