The attack of the traffic cameras

And Joe Public is fighting back

The use of traffic cameras is exploding in the U.S. There are now over 3,000 of them being used to catch red-light runners and speeders. For drivers, it’s stoking a lot of anger. Residents in one town in Illinois recently boycotted a mall until a camera at its entrance, which was being used to catch people making rolling right turns on a red, was removed. In Arizona, one man was arrested for attacking a camera with a pick axe. Some have labelled the use of these cameras a budget gimmick. While they’re almost universally hated, they do bring in much-needed revenue for the municipalities that use them.

The Wall Street Journal



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