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Red Light Cameras

June 8, 2014, 11am PDT
A decisive California Supreme Court ruling on June 5 made life easier for jurisdictions to enforce red-light laws using traffic camera technology by stating that the photos have the "same presumption of validity as other types of photos and videos."
KTVU.Com
September 18, 2013, 6am PDT
DC traffic scofflaws beware: You may be recorded! In one of the nation's most comprehensive use of traffic cameras, motorists who run stop signs or don't stop for peds in crosswalks could find a "ticket in the mail". Plus, 132 cameras will be added.
The Washington Post
September 9, 2013, 11am PDT
Speeding is paying-off in the amount of $15 million for Seattle area schools thanks to speed-enforced cameras, a proven but nonetheless controversial traffic safety tool. Revenue will be used to make walking safer under a proposal by Mayor McGinn.
The Seattle Times
February 1, 2013, 6am PST
Although leaders in the Twin Cities seem to agree on the need to improve the appeal of city streets for those on foot, turning those words into actions seems difficult. Bill Lindeke offers three easy solutions that don't involve touching the street.
Streets MN
June 28, 2009, 9am PDT
This post from <em>The New York Times'</em> blog examines how city government's are increasingly relying on automated services to keep order and boost revenue, and how citizens are reacting.
The New York Times
February 3, 2009, 9am PST
Following similar discoveries of fraud in the U.S., the Italian government has uncovered a scheme to increase local revenues by artificially shortening yellow lights.
BBC News
December 31, 2008, 12pm PST
A new study in Houston reveals that the number of crashes at intersections with new red-light cameras has doubled from the time before they were installed.
Houston Chronicle
December 7, 2008, 5am PST
Texas cities are forced to review their red light camera contracts after the discovery of a potential loophole in Texas law.
KXAN Austin News
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