The proliferation of traffic light cameras has been justified as a safety policy, but it’s also about money. These cameras are becoming a nice little money-spinner for local governments and the companies that make and operate the cameras. Insurance companies also benefit as tickets give them a pretext to increase auto policy premiums. You’re being fleeced, and you have every right to be upset about it!
Traffic Camera Tickets – An Opportunity That’s Too Good to Resist
There are two easy ways for local governments to increase revenue from traffic cameras at intersections. The most insidious is to deliberately shorten the yellow-light time. While independent researchers have confirmed that longer yellow lights lead to much less red-light running – which is what we’re supposedly trying to reduce – several towns have done the exact opposite and reduced yellow-light times in order to trap more motorists and make more money writing … Read More