The board’s decision could shut down the cameras in days unless the City Council decides to strip the commission of its authority on the issue and decide whether to continue the program.
The problems for red light cameras go back to 2009 when CBS2/KCAL9 Investigative Reporter David Goldstein found there is no evidence the cameras reduced accidents, deaths or injuries at the intersections where they were placed and in fact, found those numbers actually increased at some intersections.
Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.
there was an interesting study a few years ago about a day care facility in Israel where some professors imposed fines on parents who picked their kids up late. The fines actually ended up increasing the amount of kids picked up late because it switched people's thinking from a social decision to a monetary one. Whereas before they felt bad making the day care workers stay late for their kids, now it was acceptable to pay for extra time.
Now I don't think that red light cameras are going to suddenly cause everyone to run red lights because they will feel like they can just pay for the right to them, but I seriously doubt the cameras will really increase safety. I wish cities would just say its a money-maker, at least be honest.
All content owned by CycloneFanatic.com - All rights reserved 2005-09. By viewing this website you agree to the Terms of Service, Site Rules and Legal Disclaimer. The words, views, images and opinions expressed or provided by users do not reflect the opinions or views of CycloneFanatic.com or Iowa State University. The names, words, symbols, and graphics representing Iowa State University are trademarks and copyrights of the University protected by the trademark and copyright laws of the United States of America and other countries and are used on this web site under license from the University. Original site design, premise & construction by Jeremy Lind.