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PhotoCop Gets The Red Light

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the Minneapolis photo red-light enforcement system violates the state constitution. I haven’t read the ruling, but I’m not surprised. These cameras are less about public safety and more about increasing revenue to municipalities. In fact, studies have shown that red light cameras actually increase accidents where they’re installed.

I’m not a big fan of the ACLU, but they got this one right — photo enforcement is about revenue over public safety and usually ends up increasing the former at the expense of the latter — not even considering the Big Brother implications of such programs.

Consider this an open thread to discuss traffic cameras, previous posts, or whatever else is on your mind…

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