Tavish wrote:It is beyond aggravating to me that basically every study shows that the cameras don't curb car accidents, but that they may actually increase accidents yet cities continue to push for adding more cameras. In a roundabout way it just strikes me as an extremely sneaky form of taxation. Taxation done under the guise of public safety when it is actually putting more people at risk.
The increase overall accidents, but decrease injury accidents, or at least serious injury accidents. More people get rear-ended at relatively low speeds, while fewer people get T-boned by someone speeding trying to get through the yellow.
Anyway, my city is debating puting red light cams in at a couple of high-traffic intersections right now. I think they are an absolutely BS solution to the problem, and are just one step closer to the video-camera-on-every-corner-Orwellian-society that is most likely on its way to the US and is already common in Western Europe.