The Truth About Cars » Speed Camera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:00:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Speed Camera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com South Carolina: Renegade Photo Speed Trap in Jeopardy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/south-carolina-renegade-photo-speed-trap-in-jeopardy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/south-carolina-renegade-photo-speed-trap-in-jeopardy/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:45:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398117 Reports from residents suggest Ridgeland, South Carolina is ready to concede defeat regarding the freeway speed camera system operated in defiance of state law. The large recreational vehicle used to mail tickets to travelers passing through the town’s seven-mile stretch of Interstate 95 is no longer as visible as it once was. Under attack in […]

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Reports from residents suggest Ridgeland, South Carolina is ready to concede defeat regarding the freeway speed camera system operated in defiance of state law. The large recreational vehicle used to mail tickets to travelers passing through the town’s seven-mile stretch of Interstate 95 is no longer as visible as it once was. Under attack in […]

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Missouri Legislature Considers Speed Camera Expansion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/missouri-legislature-considers-speed-camera-expansion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/missouri-legislature-considers-speed-camera-expansion/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 14:25:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394705 Backroom dealing will determine whether speed camera use will become common in Missouri. The General Assembly yesterday agreed to convene a conference committee to iron out differences between House and Senate-passed versions of an omnibus transportation bill that cleared the state Senate on Tuesday. Among the the items up for debate is language that would […]

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Backroom dealing will determine whether speed camera use will become common in Missouri. The General Assembly yesterday agreed to convene a conference committee to iron out differences between House and Senate-passed versions of an omnibus transportation bill that cleared the state Senate on Tuesday. Among the the items up for debate is language that would […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Defends Traffic Camera Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/ohio-supreme-court-defends-traffic-camera-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/ohio-supreme-court-defends-traffic-camera-program/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 13:32:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394010 Ohio’s supreme court has a long history of defending traffic tickets, whether they happen to be issued by police or a machine. The court on Wednesday maintained this tradition in tossing out a constitutional challenge to the photo enforcement hearing process, denying the challengers the chance to present their case in full. The high court […]

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Ohio’s supreme court has a long history of defending traffic tickets, whether they happen to be issued by police or a machine. The court on Wednesday maintained this tradition in tossing out a constitutional challenge to the photo enforcement hearing process, denying the challengers the chance to present their case in full. The high court […]

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Legislative Update: Four States Advance Traffic Camera Modification Bills http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/legislative-update-four-states-advance-traffic-camera-modification-bills/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/legislative-update-four-states-advance-traffic-camera-modification-bills/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:56:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389455 Lawmakers in four states this week advanced legislation that would, if passed, either place mild restrictions on or outright ban the use of automated ticketing machines by municipalities. The Florida state Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday voted 4 to 2 to approve an outright prohibition on the use of red light cameras — just one […]

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Lawmakers in four states this week advanced legislation that would, if passed, either place mild restrictions on or outright ban the use of automated ticketing machines by municipalities. The Florida state Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday voted 4 to 2 to approve an outright prohibition on the use of red light cameras — just one […]

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Australia: Inaccurate Speed Camera Shut Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/australia-inaccurate-speed-camera-shut-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/australia-inaccurate-speed-camera-shut-down/#comments Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:34:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=369231 Police in Victoria, Australia announced today that the point-to-point average speed camera system on the Hume Highway has been turned off until officials are convinced that a fatal accuracy flaw had been fixed. Officials admitted that at least nine drivers have been falsely convicted of speeding on that road since 2007. Officials only began to […]

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Police in Victoria, Australia announced today that the point-to-point average speed camera system on the Hume Highway has been turned off until officials are convinced that a fatal accuracy flaw had been fixed. Officials admitted that at least nine drivers have been falsely convicted of speeding on that road since 2007. Officials only began to […]

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Tennessee: Top Cop Luxury Vacation Paid By Speed Camera Company http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/tennessee-top-cop-luxury-vacation-paid-by-speed-camera-company/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/tennessee-top-cop-luxury-vacation-paid-by-speed-camera-company/#comments Tue, 05 Oct 2010 13:55:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=367507 The police chief in Oak Ridge, Tennessee received an all-expense paid vacation in Arizona, while collecting his on-duty salary, in return for his providing testimony that helped save Redflex Traffic Systems from paying millions in possible damages. The Australian firm came under fire after it was caught falsely claiming on customs forms that the radar […]

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The police chief in Oak Ridge, Tennessee received an all-expense paid vacation in Arizona, while collecting his on-duty salary, in return for his providing testimony that helped save Redflex Traffic Systems from paying millions in possible damages. The Australian firm came under fire after it was caught falsely claiming on customs forms that the radar […]

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Australia: 18,944 Inaccurate or Illegal Photo Radar Tickets Refunded http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/australia-18944-inaccurate-or-illegal-photo-radar-tickets-refunded/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/australia-18944-inaccurate-or-illegal-photo-radar-tickets-refunded/#comments Wed, 08 Sep 2010 14:04:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365033 In less than three years, officials in New South Wales, Australia have been forced to refund 18,944 faulty or illegally issued speed camera citations. Between July 2007 and May 2010, the state government has returned A$3,788,885 worth of citations issued by automated ticketing machines that were not operating properly, according to freedom of information documents […]

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In less than three years, officials in New South Wales, Australia have been forced to refund 18,944 faulty or illegally issued speed camera citations. Between July 2007 and May 2010, the state government has returned A$3,788,885 worth of citations issued by automated ticketing machines that were not operating properly, according to freedom of information documents […]

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LAPD Test Finds License Plate Covers, Sprays Ineffective http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/lapd-test-finds-license-plate-covers-sprays-ineffective/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/lapd-test-finds-license-plate-covers-sprays-ineffective/#comments Mon, 30 Aug 2010 14:01:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364216 The Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal published in May the results of an extensive Los Angeles, California Police Department evaluation of the effectiveness of license plate covers and sprays designed to defeat automated ticketing machines. The results showed that the popular countermeasures did not work well under actual field conditions using the red light cameras […]

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The Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal published in May the results of an extensive Los Angeles, California Police Department evaluation of the effectiveness of license plate covers and sprays designed to defeat automated ticketing machines. The results showed that the popular countermeasures did not work well under actual field conditions using the red light cameras […]

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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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Ohio: Voters In Two More Cities Poised To Ban Traffic Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/ohio-voters-in-two-more-cities-poised-to-ban-traffic-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/ohio-voters-in-two-more-cities-poised-to-ban-traffic-cameras/#comments Mon, 19 Jul 2010 14:23:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361107 A pair of Cuyahoga County, Ohio cities are likely to have a public vote on banning red light cameras and speed cameras in November. A sufficient number of residents in Garfield Heights and South Euclid signed a referendum petition that organizers expect to turn in this week, as early as today. Once approved, these municipalities […]

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A pair of Cuyahoga County, Ohio cities are likely to have a public vote on banning red light cameras and speed cameras in November. A sufficient number of residents in Garfield Heights and South Euclid signed a referendum petition that organizers expect to turn in this week, as early as today. Once approved, these municipalities […]

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Arizona: The Speed Cameras Come Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/arizona-the-speed-cameras-come-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/arizona-the-speed-cameras-come-down/#comments Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:54:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360996 Tickets are no longer being mailed based on evidence created by freeway speed cameras in the state of Arizona. After a year-long campaign against the devices, activists from the group CameraFraud.com succeeded in convincing Governor Jan Brewer (R) to end the photo enforcement contract that her predecessor, Janet Napolitano (D) signed. As a result, the […]

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Tickets are no longer being mailed based on evidence created by freeway speed cameras in the state of Arizona. After a year-long campaign against the devices, activists from the group CameraFraud.com succeeded in convincing Governor Jan Brewer (R) to end the photo enforcement contract that her predecessor, Janet Napolitano (D) signed. As a result, the […]

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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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UK: Speed Camera Ticketing Slowed Advance in Road Safety http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/uk-speed-camera-ticketing-slowed-advance-in-road-safety/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/uk-speed-camera-ticketing-slowed-advance-in-road-safety/#comments Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:40:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360709 The TaxPayers’ Alliance and Drivers’ Alliance last week calculated that UK speed cameras issued £87,368,227 (US $131,256,380) worth of tickets in fiscal 2009 without any demonstrable safety benefit. Since speed cameras were first installed on British roads in 1991, the roads became more dangerous than they would have been without photo enforcement, according to the […]

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The TaxPayers’ Alliance and Drivers’ Alliance last week calculated that UK speed cameras issued £87,368,227 (US $131,256,380) worth of tickets in fiscal 2009 without any demonstrable safety benefit. Since speed cameras were first installed on British roads in 1991, the roads became more dangerous than they would have been without photo enforcement, according to the […]

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Rental Car Companies Turn In Own Customers To Photo Ticket Firm http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/rental-car-companies-turn-in-own-customers-to-photo-ticket-firm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/rental-car-companies-turn-in-own-customers-to-photo-ticket-firm/#comments Wed, 07 Jul 2010 14:21:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360407 At least four of the country’s top rental car firms sell information on their customers to a photo enforcement firm. American Traffic Solutions and its subsidiary, ATS Processing Services, signed contracts through which Avis, Budget, Hertz and Advantage agreed to hand over information on renters so that ATS can collect extra money on photo tickets. […]

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At least four of the country’s top rental car firms sell information on their customers to a photo enforcement firm. American Traffic Solutions and its subsidiary, ATS Processing Services, signed contracts through which Avis, Budget, Hertz and Advantage agreed to hand over information on renters so that ATS can collect extra money on photo tickets. […]

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Arizona: 127,000 Voters Pledge Opposition To Photo Radar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/arizona-127000-voters-pledge-opposition-to-photo-radar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/arizona-127000-voters-pledge-opposition-to-photo-radar/#comments Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:30:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360123 The group CameraFraud.com announced yesterday that 127,000 Arizona voters had made it clear that they want voters decide the future of automated enforcement in the state. The figure fell short by about ten percent of the number legally required to force a measure onto the ballot against the will of lawmakers. Initiative proponents see this […]

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The group CameraFraud.com announced yesterday that 127,000 Arizona voters had made it clear that they want voters decide the future of automated enforcement in the state. The figure fell short by about ten percent of the number legally required to force a measure onto the ballot against the will of lawmakers. Initiative proponents see this […]

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South Carolina House Votes To Ban Speed Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/south-carolina-house-votes-to-ban-speed-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/south-carolina-house-votes-to-ban-speed-cameras/#comments Tue, 01 Jun 2010 12:43:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357745 The South Carolina House of Representatives voted Thursday to make the state’s ban on photo radar explicit. In 2006, the office of the attorney general issued an opinion stating automated ticketing conflicted with state law, but Ridgeland officials decided to ignore the ruling and operate a speed camera van on Interstate 95. The town of […]

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The South Carolina House of Representatives voted Thursday to make the state’s ban on photo radar explicit. In 2006, the office of the attorney general issued an opinion stating automated ticketing conflicted with state law, but Ridgeland officials decided to ignore the ruling and operate a speed camera van on Interstate 95. The town of […]

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California: Court Rulings Deprive Some Red Light Camera Programs of Profit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/california-court-rulings-deprive-some-red-light-camera-programs-of-profit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/california-court-rulings-deprive-some-red-light-camera-programs-of-profit/#comments Mon, 24 May 2010 05:37:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357197 The Orange County, California Superior Court is making it difficult for Santa Ana to turn a profit on its red light camera program. From November 2009 to February 2010, the city lost a total of $145,414 on automated ticketing, meaning the city’s Australian camera operator, Redflex Traffic Systems, is walking away with $400,000 in general […]

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The Orange County, California Superior Court is making it difficult for Santa Ana to turn a profit on its red light camera program. From November 2009 to February 2010, the city lost a total of $145,414 on automated ticketing, meaning the city’s Australian camera operator, Redflex Traffic Systems, is walking away with $400,000 in general […]

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Arizona: Judge Slams Redflex On Eve Of Court Case http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/arizona-judge-slams-redflex-on-eve-of-court-case/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/arizona-judge-slams-redflex-on-eve-of-court-case/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 14:53:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356150 A federal judge on Thursday sharply criticized the legal filings of an Australian photo enforcement vendor less than two weeks before a jury trial was scheduled to begin. Redflex Traffic Systems is being sued by its Arizona-based rival, American Traffic Solutions (ATS), on the grounds that the Melbourne-based firm won the recently canceled statewide speed […]

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A federal judge on Thursday sharply criticized the legal filings of an Australian photo enforcement vendor less than two weeks before a jury trial was scheduled to begin. Redflex Traffic Systems is being sued by its Arizona-based rival, American Traffic Solutions (ATS), on the grounds that the Melbourne-based firm won the recently canceled statewide speed […]

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Virginia Governor Kicks Off Massive Photo Enforcement Expansion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/virginia-governor-kicks-off-massive-photo-enforcement-expansion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/virginia-governor-kicks-off-massive-photo-enforcement-expansion/#comments Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:20:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354372 Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) signed into law last week a proposal that would create an entirely new form of automated ticketing machine, an “airport business” camera. The move followed his approval last month of legislation designed specifically to revive his state’s moribund red light camera program. Beginning in July, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority […]

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) signed into law last week a proposal that would create an entirely new form of automated ticketing machine, an “airport business” camera. The move followed his approval last month of legislation designed specifically to revive his state’s moribund red light camera program. Beginning in July, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority […]

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Arizona: Police Report Shows Speed Camera Caused Accident http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/arizona-police-report-shows-speed-camera-caused-accident/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/arizona-police-report-shows-speed-camera-caused-accident/#comments Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352281 Although independent studies have shown a link between the use of photo enforcement equipment and a statistically significant increase in the number of collisions, opponents of photo radar have produced few concrete examples of these incidents. In Arizona, the group CameraFraud.com has begun using freedom of information laws to get its hands on examples of […]

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Although independent studies have shown a link between the use of photo enforcement equipment and a statistically significant increase in the number of collisions, opponents of photo radar have produced few concrete examples of these incidents. In Arizona, the group CameraFraud.com has begun using freedom of information laws to get its hands on examples of […]

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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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Federal Judge Scolds Traffic Camera Companies http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/federal-judge-scolds-traffic-camera-companies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/federal-judge-scolds-traffic-camera-companies/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:42:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345026 A US District Court judge on Monday in effect told the two largest photo enforcement firms that they need to act more like grown-ups. In November 2008, American Traffic Solutions (ATS) filed suit against its Australian competitor, Redflex Traffic Systems, alleging that the company won Arizona’s statewide photo radar contract by lying in bid proposals […]

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A US District Court judge on Monday in effect told the two largest photo enforcement firms that they need to act more like grown-ups. In November 2008, American Traffic Solutions (ATS) filed suit against its Australian competitor, Redflex Traffic Systems, alleging that the company won Arizona’s statewide photo radar contract by lying in bid proposals […]

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Arizona, Hungary, Maryland, UK: Speed Cameras Plagued by Accuracy Problems http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/arizona-hungary-maryland-uk-speed-cameras-plagued-by-accuracy-problems/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/arizona-hungary-maryland-uk-speed-cameras-plagued-by-accuracy-problems/#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2010 18:29:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342834 Speed cameras worldwide were plagued by accuracy problems this week. In Scottsdale, Arizona, a black man received a white man’s tickets on five occasions. Because this man happened to be Larry Fitzgerald, one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League, his case was received the attention of TMZ. In five of six […]

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Speed cameras worldwide were plagued by accuracy problems this week. In Scottsdale, Arizona, a black man received a white man’s tickets on five occasions. Because this man happened to be Larry Fitzgerald, one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League, his case was received the attention of TMZ. In five of six […]

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Schwarzenegger Calls For $397m In Speed Camera Revenue http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/schwarzenegger-calls-for-397m-in-speed-camera-revenue/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/schwarzenegger-calls-for-397m-in-speed-camera-revenue/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2010 16:31:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341404 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, desperately seeking new sources of revenue to cover a $19.9 billion budget shortfall, yesterday declared a state of fiscal emergency. As part of his proposed solution, Schwarzenegger called for the deployment of a massive statewide speed camera program to generate at least $397.5 million in net profit to state and local […]

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, desperately seeking new sources of revenue to cover a $19.9 billion budget shortfall, yesterday declared a state of fiscal emergency. As part of his proposed solution, Schwarzenegger called for the deployment of a massive statewide speed camera program to generate at least $397.5 million in net profit to state and local […]

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Redflex Profit Shrinks as Motorists Ignore Photo Tickets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/redflex-profit-shrinks-as-motorists-ignore-photo-tickets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/redflex-profit-shrinks-as-motorists-ignore-photo-tickets/#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2009 15:46:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340014 As the recession continues, more and more motorists have decided to ignore red light camera and speed camera tickets issued by private companies like Redflex Traffic Systems. According to a report issued earlier today by the Australian photo enforcement giant, such non-payment contributed to a significant drop in expected profit for the first half of […]

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As the recession continues, more and more motorists have decided to ignore red light camera and speed camera tickets issued by private companies like Redflex Traffic Systems. According to a report issued earlier today by the Australian photo enforcement giant, such non-payment contributed to a significant drop in expected profit for the first half of […]

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