[geeks] Stuff fo' sale
nick at pelagiris.org
Fri Aug 11 17:09:22 CDT 2006
On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 09:01:24PM +0100, Mike Meredith wrote:
> Of course reducing fatal accidents at red lights isn't the only reason
> to stop people jumping them. Non-fatal accidents occur rather more
> frequently and cost quite a bit in terms of disruption. And I'm sure
> those who've had a nasty shock from a near miss with a light jumper
> would be happy if the jumper were due to get a nastygram.
> > It's not about safety. It's about tax collection.
> At least in the UK, reports (at least one by the government and another
> by independent researchers) indicate that speed cameras *are* improving
Well, at least in the US nearly all traffic cams are there to increase
That's just the first instance I found, and while DC is the worst (they nearly
always shorten the yellow to boost profits) they are not alone. In VA the
increase is closer to 70% overall. I personally think this is criminal, as
the politicians have traded the safety which they are in theory protecting
for additional money to waste, but then I'm pretty much anti-anything-government
due to issues like this. I would like to know how folks are naive to trust
their governments after a few thousand instances like this..
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