Red Light Cameras Work Great!
Security technology guru Bruce Schneier has a post up entitled “Red Light Cameras Don’t Work” which ultimately succeeds in making the opposite point.
He points to yet another study showing, as do all credible studies not funded by interest groups, that the cameras not only lead to more crashes at intersections but lead to more severe crashes as well.
So, sure, if the point of red light cameras were increasing public safety, they’re an abysmal failure.
But, as Bruce himself admits, that’s not the goal at all: “the agenda of the government is to increase revenue due to fines.” And red light cameras are spectacularly good at that.
So, ipso facto, red light cameras work just fine.
via Chris Lawrence‘s shared feed