The Truth About Cars » Redflex http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Redflex Under Fire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/redflex-under-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/redflex-under-fire/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1257081 Twenty-fifteen was a tough year for Redflex, the well-known and thoroughly-loathed Australian purveyor of corruption, bribery, and traffic-ticket cameras. Although the firm’s US arm obtained a small victory in the $300 million lawsuit filed against it by the city of Chicago, getting the case transferred to federal court, Chicago is expanding the scope of its lawsuit […]

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Twenty-fifteen was a tough year for Redflex, the well-known and thoroughly-loathed Australian purveyor of corruption, bribery, and traffic-ticket cameras. Although the firm’s US arm obtained a small victory in the $300 million lawsuit filed against it by the city of Chicago, getting the case transferred to federal court, Chicago is expanding the scope of its lawsuit […]

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The Redflex Bribery Scandal Reaches Ohio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/redflex-bribery-scandal-reaches-ohio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/redflex-bribery-scandal-reaches-ohio/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1096345 It’s the kind of disgraceful corruption that would have seen its perpetrators swinging from a tree in a more forthright age: an alleged $2 million bribery program that has already seen a Redflex consultant plead guilty to charges of delivering over $570,000 in cash and other bribes to Chicago’s former managing deputy commissioner of transportation. […]

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It’s the kind of disgraceful corruption that would have seen its perpetrators swinging from a tree in a more forthright age: an alleged $2 million bribery program that has already seen a Redflex consultant plead guilty to charges of delivering over $570,000 in cash and other bribes to Chicago’s former managing deputy commissioner of transportation. […]

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Photo Ticketing Investors Content with Declining US Performance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/photo-ticketing-investors-content-with-declining-us-performance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/photo-ticketing-investors-content-with-declining-us-performance/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419136 Investors in Redflex Traffic Systems were resigned toward the photo enforcement vendor’s declining US performance at Wednesday’s annual shareholder meeting in Melbourne, Australia. The company has lost significant US market share and profit as more cities reject automated ticketing machines. Nonetheless, large executive compensation packages were approved without the dissent found in past meetings. Shareholders […]

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Investors in Redflex Traffic Systems were resigned toward the photo enforcement vendor’s declining US performance at Wednesday’s annual shareholder meeting in Melbourne, Australia. The company has lost significant US market share and profit as more cities reject automated ticketing machines. Nonetheless, large executive compensation packages were approved without the dissent found in past meetings. Shareholders […]

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Redflex Reports Drop in US Traffic Camera Revenue http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/redflex-reports-drop-in-us-traffic-camera-revenue/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/redflex-reports-drop-in-us-traffic-camera-revenue/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:30:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408548 Opponents of red light cameras and speed cameras have had an impact on the bottom line of one of the world’s largest photo enforcement providers. Redflex Traffic Systems reported a “slowdown in the level of new contracts signed” that dragged the firm’s US traffic camera revenue down $2.4 million in the 2011 financial year. Redflex […]

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Opponents of red light cameras and speed cameras have had an impact on the bottom line of one of the world’s largest photo enforcement providers. Redflex Traffic Systems reported a “slowdown in the level of new contracts signed” that dragged the firm’s US traffic camera revenue down $2.4 million in the 2011 financial year. Redflex […]

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Tennessee: Man Sues Traffic Camera Company Over Double Billing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/tennessee-man-sues-traffic-camera-company-over-double-billing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/tennessee-man-sues-traffic-camera-company-over-double-billing/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:52:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=403543 Drivers often get the run around when dealing with the traffic ticket bureaucracy. When fighting city hall, individuals usually have no little hope of prevailing. Motorist Harry A. Church realized that with red light cameras, the system was outsourced from city hall to a company that could be more easily sued. After being double-billed by […]

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Drivers often get the run around when dealing with the traffic ticket bureaucracy. When fighting city hall, individuals usually have no little hope of prevailing. Motorist Harry A. Church realized that with red light cameras, the system was outsourced from city hall to a company that could be more easily sued. After being double-billed by […]

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Garfield Heights Mayor Wants City To Become Red Light District, Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/garfield-heights-mayor-wants-city-to-become-red-light-district-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/garfield-heights-mayor-wants-city-to-become-red-light-district-again/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:49:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=403522 Last November, citizens of Garfield Heights, OH, banned the use of red light cameras in the city. The vote was close, 4,827 to throw the cameras out against  4,735 for keeping them. But presidencies were decided on a slimmer margin. The keeps the cams side had powerful support:  A PAC called “Safe Road Ohio” lobbied […]

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Last November, citizens of Garfield Heights, OH, banned the use of red light cameras in the city. The vote was close, 4,827 to throw the cameras out against  4,735 for keeping them. But presidencies were decided on a slimmer margin. The keeps the cams side had powerful support:  A PAC called “Safe Road Ohio” lobbied […]

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Has Photo Enforcement Peaked? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/has-photo-enforcement-peaked/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/has-photo-enforcement-peaked/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:36:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385780 The largest operator of red light cameras and speed cameras in the United States experienced essentially no growth in the first half of the fiscal 2011. Melbourne-based Redflex Traffic Systems told Australian investors Friday that its revenue increased by a three-tenths of a percent over the same period last year — less than the rate […]

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The largest operator of red light cameras and speed cameras in the United States experienced essentially no growth in the first half of the fiscal 2011. Melbourne-based Redflex Traffic Systems told Australian investors Friday that its revenue increased by a three-tenths of a percent over the same period last year — less than the rate […]

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Redflex Approves Executive Raises, Expects Profit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/redflex-approves-executive-raises-expects-profit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/redflex-approves-executive-raises-expects-profit/#comments Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:30:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=373860 Redflex shareholders on Friday approved big pay hikes for the photo enforcement firm’s top management at the annual meeting in Victoria, Australia. Redflex has cornered 44 percent of the red light camera and speed camera market in the US, although Arizona-based rival American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is catching up to its down under competitor with […]

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Redflex shareholders on Friday approved big pay hikes for the photo enforcement firm’s top management at the annual meeting in Victoria, Australia. Redflex has cornered 44 percent of the red light camera and speed camera market in the US, although Arizona-based rival American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is catching up to its down under competitor with […]

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Date Set in Minneapolis Lawsuit Against Redflex http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/date-set-in-minneapolis-lawsuit-against-redflex/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/date-set-in-minneapolis-lawsuit-against-redflex/#comments Mon, 01 Nov 2010 13:44:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371031 A federal magistrate on October 20 set the schedule for a five-day jury trial to decide whether red light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems owes the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota $3 million. US Magistrate Judge Susan Richard Nelson set a February 1, 2012 date for the showdown with motions and pleadings to be served by […]

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A federal magistrate on October 20 set the schedule for a five-day jury trial to decide whether red light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems owes the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota $3 million. US Magistrate Judge Susan Richard Nelson set a February 1, 2012 date for the showdown with motions and pleadings to be served by […]

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Redflex Executive Salary Exceeds Shareholder Profit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/redflex-executive-salary-exceeds-shareholder-profit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/redflex-executive-salary-exceeds-shareholder-profit/#comments Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:33:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=369364 Morale at Redflex Traffic Systems, the Australian photo enforcement company with more contracts in the United States than any other firm, has never been lower. Yesterday, the company faced the real possibility that the state government in Victoria, Australia would sue for the recovery of $15 million in citations issued by a faulty Redflex freeway […]

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Morale at Redflex Traffic Systems, the Australian photo enforcement company with more contracts in the United States than any other firm, has never been lower. Yesterday, the company faced the real possibility that the state government in Victoria, Australia would sue for the recovery of $15 million in citations issued by a faulty Redflex freeway […]

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California: Red Light Camera Programs Face Class Action Suit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/california-red-light-camera-programs-face-class-action-suit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/california-red-light-camera-programs-face-class-action-suit/#comments Thu, 02 Sep 2010 14:25:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364509 A team of experienced class action lawyers is taking on California’s red light camera industry, and photo enforcement companies are expressing unease. Last month, the law firm of Pearson Simon Warshaw and Penny, LLP filed suit in San Mateo County Superior Court arguing that tickets issued throughout the Golden State since January 1, 2004 should […]

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A team of experienced class action lawyers is taking on California’s red light camera industry, and photo enforcement companies are expressing unease. Last month, the law firm of Pearson Simon Warshaw and Penny, LLP filed suit in San Mateo County Superior Court arguing that tickets issued throughout the Golden State since January 1, 2004 should […]

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Photo Ticket Firm Redflex Approaches Zero Profit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/photo-ticket-firm-redflex-approaches-zero-profit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/photo-ticket-firm-redflex-approaches-zero-profit/#comments Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:24:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363906 Despite collecting A$137 million in revenue from automated traffic ticketing, the Australian photo enforcement giant Redflex Traffic Systems yesterday announced its net profit before tax had fallen to a mere $442,000 for the first half of 2010. Redflex remains the number one player in the US market with US motorists providing 79 percent of the […]

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Despite collecting A$137 million in revenue from automated traffic ticketing, the Australian photo enforcement giant Redflex Traffic Systems yesterday announced its net profit before tax had fallen to a mere $442,000 for the first half of 2010. Redflex remains the number one player in the US market with US motorists providing 79 percent of the […]

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Australia: 440 Tickets Refunded Due To Malfunctioning Redflex Camera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/australia-440-tickets-refunded-due-to-malfunctioning-redflex-camera/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/australia-440-tickets-refunded-due-to-malfunctioning-redflex-camera/#comments Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:35:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361701 Officials in Tasmania, Australia last week reluctantly admitted that some of its speed cameras produced unreliable readings. The automated ticketing machines on Tasman Bridge were found to be issuing speeding tickets to vehicles that were not speeding, forcing a refund of 440 tickets issued between June 5 and July 5. According to The Mercury, a […]

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Officials in Tasmania, Australia last week reluctantly admitted that some of its speed cameras produced unreliable readings. The automated ticketing machines on Tasman Bridge were found to be issuing speeding tickets to vehicles that were not speeding, forcing a refund of 440 tickets issued between June 5 and July 5. According to The Mercury, a […]

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Arizona Redflex Speed Cameras Come Down This Week http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/arizona-redflex-speed-cameras-come-down-this-week/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/arizona-redflex-speed-cameras-come-down-this-week/#comments Mon, 12 Jul 2010 20:25:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360747 According to AZfamily.com, Arizona’s controversial freeway speed cameras will come down this week, as a result of governor Jan Brewer’s decision to not renew the state’s contract with Redflex. In addition to public opposition to the cameras, a lack of revenue flowing to the state appears to have been a factor in the decision to […]

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According to AZfamily.com, Arizona’s controversial freeway speed cameras will come down this week, as a result of governor Jan Brewer’s decision to not renew the state’s contract with Redflex. In addition to public opposition to the cameras, a lack of revenue flowing to the state appears to have been a factor in the decision to […]

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Toll Road Giant Makes A Move On Red Light Camera Company http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/toll-road-giant-makes-a-move-on-red-light-camera-company/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/toll-road-giant-makes-a-move-on-red-light-camera-company/#comments Mon, 14 Jun 2010 13:04:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358784 Toll road giant Macquarie Bank this week announced its intention to acquire the leading operator of red light cameras and speed cameras in the US. Macquarie, known for its skill in harnessing government guarantees to make itself a “millionaire’s factory,” made an offer to purchase Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia at the bargain price of […]

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Toll road giant Macquarie Bank this week announced its intention to acquire the leading operator of red light cameras and speed cameras in the US. Macquarie, known for its skill in harnessing government guarantees to make itself a “millionaire’s factory,” made an offer to purchase Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia at the bargain price of […]

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ATS Loses Traffic Camera Court Battle Against Redflex http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/ats-loses-traffic-camera-court-battle-against-redflex/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/ats-loses-traffic-camera-court-battle-against-redflex/#comments Fri, 28 May 2010 15:17:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357506 A federal jury ruled Thursday against a traffic camera company that had sought to impose a $20 million fine on its nearest rival. The panel of eight spent an hour-and-a-half to arrive at the verdict denying American Traffic Solutions (ATS) payment for contract revenue lost in twelve cities after the Australian firm Redflex Traffic Systems […]

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A federal jury ruled Thursday against a traffic camera company that had sought to impose a $20 million fine on its nearest rival. The panel of eight spent an hour-and-a-half to arrive at the verdict denying American Traffic Solutions (ATS) payment for contract revenue lost in twelve cities after the Australian firm Redflex Traffic Systems […]

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Traffic Camera Company Embeds Former Spokesman At Arizona Republic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/traffic-camera-company-embeds-former-spokesman-at-arizona-republic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/traffic-camera-company-embeds-former-spokesman-at-arizona-republic/#comments Mon, 17 May 2010 14:19:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356726 With ballot initiatives and other possible legislative action threatening to put a major photo enforcement company out of business, an effective public relations strategy has become the firm’s top priority. Redflex Traffic Systems on Friday had its former corporate spokesman, Michael Ferraresi, return to writing about the industry for the Arizona Republic newspaper, which covers […]

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With ballot initiatives and other possible legislative action threatening to put a major photo enforcement company out of business, an effective public relations strategy has become the firm’s top priority. Redflex Traffic Systems on Friday had its former corporate spokesman, Michael Ferraresi, return to writing about the industry for the Arizona Republic newspaper, which covers […]

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New Mexico: City Expands Traffic Cameras Despite Accident Increase http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/new-mexico-city-expands-traffic-cameras-despite-accident-increase/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/new-mexico-city-expands-traffic-cameras-despite-accident-increase/#comments Wed, 12 May 2010 14:03:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356263 The Las Cruces, New Mexico city council voted Monday to partially obey a New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to remove red light cameras and speed cameras from the state right-of-way by May 18. State officials are concerned with the negative impact that the devices have on safety, but Las Cruces officials emphasized the need […]

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The Las Cruces, New Mexico city council voted Monday to partially obey a New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to remove red light cameras and speed cameras from the state right-of-way by May 18. State officials are concerned with the negative impact that the devices have on safety, but Las Cruces officials emphasized the need […]

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Traffic Camera Lobbyists Fight Back In Tenessee And Arizona http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/traffic-camera-lobbyists-fight-back-in-tenessee-and-arizona/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/traffic-camera-lobbyists-fight-back-in-tenessee-and-arizona/#comments Fri, 07 May 2010 14:03:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355660 Lobbyists for municipalities and photo enforcement companies have succeeded in gutting attempts to place even the most minor of restrictions on the use of red light cameras and speed cameras in Arizona and Tennessee. For more than a year, the Tennessee General Assembly debated the wisdom of restricting the use of automated ticketing machines. A […]

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Lobbyists for municipalities and photo enforcement companies have succeeded in gutting attempts to place even the most minor of restrictions on the use of red light cameras and speed cameras in Arizona and Tennessee. For more than a year, the Tennessee General Assembly debated the wisdom of restricting the use of automated ticketing machines. A […]

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Arizona Drops Redflex Freeway Speed Camera Contract http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/arizona-drops-redflex-freeway-speed-camera-contract/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/arizona-drops-redflex-freeway-speed-camera-contract/#comments Thu, 06 May 2010 13:41:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355529 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s administration has officially canceled the state contract that authorized Redflex Traffic Systems to issue automated freeway speeding tickets. The program, started in 2008 by Brewer’s Democratic predecessor Janet Napolitano, will be terminated according to statement issued earlier today to Australian Securities Exchange investors. “Redflex has now received formal notification from the […]

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s administration has officially canceled the state contract that authorized Redflex Traffic Systems to issue automated freeway speeding tickets. The program, started in 2008 by Brewer’s Democratic predecessor Janet Napolitano, will be terminated according to statement issued earlier today to Australian Securities Exchange investors. “Redflex has now received formal notification from the […]

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More California Cities Keep, Dump Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/more-california-cities-keep-dump-red-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/more-california-cities-keep-dump-red-light-cameras/#comments Mon, 19 Apr 2010 13:54:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353147 Three California city councils debated whether to keep or discard red light cameras last week. In Loma Linda officials on Tuesday voted to drop automated enforcement while South San Francisco officials voted to keep it on Wednesday. The debates followed in the wake of a decision by the city of San Carlos last Monday to […]

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Three California city councils debated whether to keep or discard red light cameras last week. In Loma Linda officials on Tuesday voted to drop automated enforcement while South San Francisco officials voted to keep it on Wednesday. The debates followed in the wake of a decision by the city of San Carlos last Monday to […]

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Traffic Camera Firm Issues Threatening Letter To Jefferson Parish, Louisiana http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/traffic-camera-firm-issues-threatening-letter-to-jefferson-parish-louisiana/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/traffic-camera-firm-issues-threatening-letter-to-jefferson-parish-louisiana/#comments Thu, 01 Apr 2010 14:32:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351067 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana has until 4pm today to meet the demands of Redflex Traffic Systems, the company that until January operated red light cameras and speed cameras for the local government. The Australian firm is absolutely furious that parish officials have withheld payment while the program faced lawsuits from citizens and corruption probes from federal […]

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana has until 4pm today to meet the demands of Redflex Traffic Systems, the company that until January operated red light cameras and speed cameras for the local government. The Australian firm is absolutely furious that parish officials have withheld payment while the program faced lawsuits from citizens and corruption probes from federal […]

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Partnership for Advancing Road Safety Is New Photo Enforcement Industry Front Group http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/partnership-for-advancing-road-safety-is-new-photo-enforcement-industry-front-group/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/partnership-for-advancing-road-safety-is-new-photo-enforcement-industry-front-group/#comments Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:03:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349231 The photo enforcement industry announced on Friday the creation of a new red light camera and speed camera advocacy group. The Partnership for Advancing Road Safety (PARS) describes itself as an organization that seeks to use best practices to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on American highways. The group’s number one priority is […]

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The photo enforcement industry announced on Friday the creation of a new red light camera and speed camera advocacy group. The Partnership for Advancing Road Safety (PARS) describes itself as an organization that seeks to use best practices to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on American highways. The group’s number one priority is […]

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Colorado, Italy: Speed Camera Operators Caught Disregarding Law http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/colorado-italy-speed-camera-operators-caught-disregarding-law/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/colorado-italy-speed-camera-operators-caught-disregarding-law/#comments Mon, 08 Mar 2010 14:14:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348087 The private company that operates speed cameras in Denver, Colorado is ignoring the provisions of state law designed to protect the public. Motorist Bill O’Neil used his cell phone camera to document the lack of warning signs around a photo radar van issuing tickets on First Avenue in January, KMGH-TV reported. City officials entrust Redflex […]

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The private company that operates speed cameras in Denver, Colorado is ignoring the provisions of state law designed to protect the public. Motorist Bill O’Neil used his cell phone camera to document the lack of warning signs around a photo radar van issuing tickets on First Avenue in January, KMGH-TV reported. City officials entrust Redflex […]

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Red Light Camera Giant Redflex Loses $8 Million From Opposition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/red-light-camera-giant-redflex-loses-8-million-from-opposition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/red-light-camera-giant-redflex-loses-8-million-from-opposition/#comments Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:28:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346803 The number one speed camera and red light camera operator in the US today reported that its profits plunged by 32 percent in the first half of fiscal 2010, due in large measure to rising public discontent with automated enforcement. Redflex Traffic Systems told Australian shareholders that after adjusting for exchange rates, the company lost […]

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The number one speed camera and red light camera operator in the US today reported that its profits plunged by 32 percent in the first half of fiscal 2010, due in large measure to rising public discontent with automated enforcement. Redflex Traffic Systems told Australian shareholders that after adjusting for exchange rates, the company lost […]

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