The Truth About Cars » Speed Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +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 Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com SURPRISE: Some Bus Drivers, Police in Chicago Not Required to Pay Speed Camera Fines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/surprise-bus-drivers-police-chicago-not-required-pay-speed-camera-fines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/surprise-bus-drivers-police-chicago-not-required-pay-speed-camera-fines/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253193 A Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered that the city’s speed cameras have nabbed school bus drivers, police, public employees and city bus drivers more than 8,000 times over the past two years. In most cases the tickets were passed on to the drivers, but in some cases — bus drivers and police driving unmarked cars […]

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A Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered that the city’s speed cameras have nabbed school bus drivers, police, public employees and city bus drivers more than 8,000 times over the past two years. In most cases the tickets were passed on to the drivers, but in some cases — bus drivers and police driving unmarked cars […]

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Support For Automated Enforcement Only So-So Among Americans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/support-automated-enforcement-among-americans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/support-automated-enforcement-among-americans/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1033377 While use of red-light and speed cameras are on the wane, support for automated enforcement depends upon where and who the constituent is. According to Autoblog, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found 70 municipalities have dropped red-light camera programs in their jurisdictions over the past 30 months. Said programs peaked at […]

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While use of red-light and speed cameras are on the wane, support for automated enforcement depends upon where and who the constituent is. According to Autoblog, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found 70 municipalities have dropped red-light camera programs in their jurisdictions over the past 30 months. Said programs peaked at […]

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2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan To Receive Speed-Camera Warning System http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2015-hyundai-genesis-sedan-to-receive-speed-camera-warning-system/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2015-hyundai-genesis-sedan-to-receive-speed-camera-warning-system/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=857105 Speed cameras are the bane of any driver’s existence, especially if they’re more trouble than they’re worth for the municipality who experiments with them for a contract period of several years. Future Hyundai Genesis owners in Korea, however, may have a new tool at their disposal that should make dealing with the long lens of […]

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Speed cameras are the bane of any driver’s existence, especially if they’re more trouble than they’re worth for the municipality who experiments with them for a contract period of several years. Future Hyundai Genesis owners in Korea, however, may have a new tool at their disposal that should make dealing with the long lens of […]

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Italy: More Officials Arrested for Photo Enforcement Corruption http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/italy-more-officials-arrested-for-photo-enforcement-corruption/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/italy-more-officials-arrested-for-photo-enforcement-corruption/#comments Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:05:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423391 A pair of senior police officers in Brindisi, Italy were arrested Tuesday in a speed camera bribery scheme. The owner of a BMW X6 blew the whistle on officers Giuseppe Manca and Antonio Briganti after a speed camera accused him of driving 160km/h (99 MPH) on state route 16, where the limit is 110km/h (68 […]

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A pair of senior police officers in Brindisi, Italy were arrested Tuesday in a speed camera bribery scheme. The owner of a BMW X6 blew the whistle on officers Giuseppe Manca and Antonio Briganti after a speed camera accused him of driving 160km/h (99 MPH) on state route 16, where the limit is 110km/h (68 […]

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Federal Appeals Court Embraces DC Speed Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/federal-appeals-court-embraces-dc-speed-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/federal-appeals-court-embraces-dc-speed-cameras/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2011 13:19:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423274 The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Tuesday rejected a class action lawsuit filed against the speed camera program in the nation’s capital. Motorists Henry Dixon and Cuong Thanh Phung argued the city violated their constitutional guarantee to equal protection of law by treating drivers pulled over for speeding more harshly than […]

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The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Tuesday rejected a class action lawsuit filed against the speed camera program in the nation’s capital. Motorists Henry Dixon and Cuong Thanh Phung argued the city violated their constitutional guarantee to equal protection of law by treating drivers pulled over for speeding more harshly than […]

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Colorado: Auditor Blasts Denver Photo Ticketing Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/colorado-auditor-blasts-denver-photo-ticketing-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/colorado-auditor-blasts-denver-photo-ticketing-program/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:28:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422907 After performing a thorough performance audit, Denver, Colorado’s city auditor is no longer convinced of the value of red light cameras and speed cameras. The Denver Police Department (DPD) deputized the Dallas-based firm Affiliated Computer Services (ACS, a division of Xerox) to issue red light tickets at four intersections and speeding tickets throughout the city […]

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After performing a thorough performance audit, Denver, Colorado’s city auditor is no longer convinced of the value of red light cameras and speed cameras. The Denver Police Department (DPD) deputized the Dallas-based firm Affiliated Computer Services (ACS, a division of Xerox) to issue red light tickets at four intersections and speeding tickets throughout the city […]

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Maryland Court: No Redress When City Violates Speed Camera Law http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/maryland-court-no-redress-when-city-violates-speed-camera-law/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/maryland-court-no-redress-when-city-violates-speed-camera-law/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:26:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420391 Maryland state law prohibits municipalities from paying contractors to operate speed camera and red light cameras on a per-ticket basis. In an October 27 ruling, the Court of Special Appeals found that localities are free to ignore this legal requirement. A group of motorists in 2008 filed a class action lawsuit against Montgomery County, the […]

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Maryland state law prohibits municipalities from paying contractors to operate speed camera and red light cameras on a per-ticket basis. In an October 27 ruling, the Court of Special Appeals found that localities are free to ignore this legal requirement. A group of motorists in 2008 filed a class action lawsuit against Montgomery County, the […]

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Maryland: Innocence Not a Defense to Speed Camera Citation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/maryland-innocence-not-a-defense-to-speed-camera-citation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/maryland-innocence-not-a-defense-to-speed-camera-citation/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:55:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419592 Prince George’s County, Maryland judges are tired of complaints that photo enforcement citations are inaccurate or otherwise invalid. To speed proceedings on “speed camera day” when automated citation cases are heard, at least one judge is cautioning motorists not to bother attempting to prove their innocence, regardless of the merit of their argument. “This is […]

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Prince George’s County, Maryland judges are tired of complaints that photo enforcement citations are inaccurate or otherwise invalid. To speed proceedings on “speed camera day” when automated citation cases are heard, at least one judge is cautioning motorists not to bother attempting to prove their innocence, regardless of the merit of their argument. “This is […]

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Voters in Seven Cities Reject Photo Enforcement http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/voters-in-seven-cities-reject-photo-enforcement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/voters-in-seven-cities-reject-photo-enforcement/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 15:15:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417314 Voters in eight cities in three states cast ballots Tuesday to decide whether red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in their communities. Seven of the races went against the use of photo ticketing. The night’s first results came from Ashtabula, Ohio where 60 percent of residents approved an amendment to the city […]

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Voters in eight cities in three states cast ballots Tuesday to decide whether red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in their communities. Seven of the races went against the use of photo ticketing. The night’s first results came from Ashtabula, Ohio where 60 percent of residents approved an amendment to the city […]

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Washington: Judge Throws Out Voter Petition on Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/washington-judge-throws-out-voter-petition-on-red-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/washington-judge-throws-out-voter-petition-on-red-light-cameras/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:27:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414507 A King County, Washington court is unwilling to allow the public to have any input into the question of whether red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in Redmond. In a ruling yesterday, Judge Laura Inveen quashed the 6050 signatures that had been filed by city residents who wanted the issue to be […]

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A King County, Washington court is unwilling to allow the public to have any input into the question of whether red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in Redmond. In a ruling yesterday, Judge Laura Inveen quashed the 6050 signatures that had been filed by city residents who wanted the issue to be […]

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Costa Rica Unveils Most Burdensome Speed Camera Program Yet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/costa-rica-unveils-most-burdensome-speed-camera-program-yet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/costa-rica-unveils-most-burdensome-speed-camera-program-yet/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:17:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413990 Since September 8, motorists in Costa Rica have been racking up speed camera fines worth 308,295 colones (US $600) each. Sixteen speed cameras have been flashing around the city of San Jose at a rate of a thousand per day as part of the brand new program. Those fines — among the world’s highest — […]

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Since September 8, motorists in Costa Rica have been racking up speed camera fines worth 308,295 colones (US $600) each. Sixteen speed cameras have been flashing around the city of San Jose at a rate of a thousand per day as part of the brand new program. Those fines — among the world’s highest — […]

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Photo Radar Revolt Spreads to Canada http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/photo-radar-revolt-spreads-to-canada/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/photo-radar-revolt-spreads-to-canada/#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:23:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411422 Jurisdictions throughout the United States have been dropping the use of red light cameras and speed cameras. On Tuesday, the revolt spread to Strathcona County, Canada where the county council voted 5-4 to replace automated ticketing machines with real, live police officers. “As far as we can tell, other than British Columbia a few years ago, we’re the first […]

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Jurisdictions throughout the United States have been dropping the use of red light cameras and speed cameras. On Tuesday, the revolt spread to Strathcona County, Canada where the county council voted 5-4 to replace automated ticketing machines with real, live police officers. “As far as we can tell, other than British Columbia a few years ago, we’re the first […]

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Washington: Appeals Court Blocks Binding Vote on Photo Ticketing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/washington-appeals-court-blocks-binding-vote-on-photo-ticketing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/washington-appeals-court-blocks-binding-vote-on-photo-ticketing/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 12:36:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410519 The Washington Court of Appeals yesterday delivered a big win to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the photo enforcement firm that has fought hard to prevent the public from voting on red light cameras and speed cameras. A three-judge panel overturned last month’s decision by Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Ira Uhrig that had found the ATS suit […]

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The Washington Court of Appeals yesterday delivered a big win to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the photo enforcement firm that has fought hard to prevent the public from voting on red light cameras and speed cameras. A three-judge panel overturned last month’s decision by Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Ira Uhrig that had found the ATS suit […]

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Initiatives to End Photo Enforcement Scheduled for Upcoming Elections http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/initiatives-to-end-photo-enforcement-scheduled-for-upcoming-elections/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/initiatives-to-end-photo-enforcement-scheduled-for-upcoming-elections/#comments Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:56:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410043 Voters in at least seven cities will soon have a chance to decide whether to prohibit the use of red light cameras and speed cameras. Initiatives are being certified for the ballot in five states across the country, despite an all-out effort by photo ticketing firms to block any public role in the matter. Early […]

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Voters in at least seven cities will soon have a chance to decide whether to prohibit the use of red light cameras and speed cameras. Initiatives are being certified for the ballot in five states across the country, despite an all-out effort by photo ticketing firms to block any public role in the matter. Early […]

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More Ohio Cities to Hold Anti-Traffic Camera Votes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/more-ohio-cities-to-hold-anti-traffic-camera-votes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/more-ohio-cities-to-hold-anti-traffic-camera-votes/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:15:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406549 In the past five years, five Ohio cities have voted to ban photo enforcement, and two more might be added to the list. The Cuyahoga County Board Of Elections is now counting signatures from residents in South Euclid and East Cleveland who are determined to prohibit automated ticketing in November. On August 3, organizers in […]

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In the past five years, five Ohio cities have voted to ban photo enforcement, and two more might be added to the list. The Cuyahoga County Board Of Elections is now counting signatures from residents in South Euclid and East Cleveland who are determined to prohibit automated ticketing in November. On August 3, organizers in […]

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Australia: Speed Camera Deployments Examined http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/australia-speed-camera-deployments-examined/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/australia-speed-camera-deployments-examined/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2011 13:49:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406417 The auditor general for New South Wales, Australia last month issued a report on speed camera use in the state. The Liberal Party government had ordered the review after it took power at the end of March. Following the results, thirty-eight camera locations have been taken offline. As with the like-minded Conservative Party in the […]

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The auditor general for New South Wales, Australia last month issued a report on speed camera use in the state. The Liberal Party government had ordered the review after it took power at the end of March. Following the results, thirty-eight camera locations have been taken offline. As with the like-minded Conservative Party in the […]

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Washington: Court Denies Attempt to Block Public Vote on Traffic Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/washington-court-denies-attempt-to-block-public-vote-on-traffic-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/washington-court-denies-attempt-to-block-public-vote-on-traffic-cameras/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:06:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405781 Voters in Bellingham, Washington are likely to have the final say in whether or not to continue using red light cameras and speed cameras. A Whatcom County Superior Court judge yesterday threw out the attempt by photo enforcement vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to immediately block the measure from being considered. The court believes ATS […]

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Voters in Bellingham, Washington are likely to have the final say in whether or not to continue using red light cameras and speed cameras. A Whatcom County Superior Court judge yesterday threw out the attempt by photo enforcement vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to immediately block the measure from being considered. The court believes ATS […]

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Richard Retting Cashes in on Lifetime of Traffic Camera Advocacy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/richard-retting-cashes-in-on-lifetime-of-traffic-camera-advocacy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/richard-retting-cashes-in-on-lifetime-of-traffic-camera-advocacy/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:09:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404467 The one man most responsible for the spread of red light cameras in the United States is now enjoying the fruit of his labor. Richard A. Retting was New York City’s deputy assistant commissioner for traffic safety programs as the Big Apple considered becoming the first in the US to operate intersection cameras. Planning for […]

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The one man most responsible for the spread of red light cameras in the United States is now enjoying the fruit of his labor. Richard A. Retting was New York City’s deputy assistant commissioner for traffic safety programs as the Big Apple considered becoming the first in the US to operate intersection cameras. Planning for […]

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Spain: Speed Camera Gives Ticket for Driving Too Slow http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/spain-speed-camera-gives-ticket-for-driving-too-slow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/spain-speed-camera-gives-ticket-for-driving-too-slow/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2011 13:55:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401542 Drivers who pass a photo radar location frequently drop their speed far below the legal limit to be absolutely certain no citation will come in the mail weeks later. In response, officials in Valencia, Spain have begun issuing photo tickets to drivers who are moving “too slow.” Motorist Jesus Llorens received just such ticket in […]

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Drivers who pass a photo radar location frequently drop their speed far below the legal limit to be absolutely certain no citation will come in the mail weeks later. In response, officials in Valencia, Spain have begun issuing photo tickets to drivers who are moving “too slow.” Motorist Jesus Llorens received just such ticket in […]

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UK Government Ends Speed Camera Secrecy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/uk-government-ends-speed-camera-secrecy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/uk-government-ends-speed-camera-secrecy/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 13:45:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400722 The UK government on Sunday officially terminated the policy of concealing safety and revenue information for individual speed camera locations. The Labour government had held this information secret, but Road Safety Minister Mike Penning, a member of the Conservative Party, insisted on making it readily available to the public online. “We want to improve accountability […]

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The UK government on Sunday officially terminated the policy of concealing safety and revenue information for individual speed camera locations. The Labour government had held this information secret, but Road Safety Minister Mike Penning, a member of the Conservative Party, insisted on making it readily available to the public online. “We want to improve accountability […]

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Australia: Lawmakers Reject Call for Speed Camera Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/australia-lawmakers-reject-call-for-speed-camera-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/australia-lawmakers-reject-call-for-speed-camera-review/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 14:01:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397026 A November study by the University of Adelaide recommended that a commission be established to review the placement and use of speed cameras in South Australia. Last month, the state parliament rejected any suggestion that policies relating to automated ticketing could be questioned. As part of a parliamentary internship program, a research report reviewed existing […]

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A November study by the University of Adelaide recommended that a commission be established to review the placement and use of speed cameras in South Australia. Last month, the state parliament rejected any suggestion that policies relating to automated ticketing could be questioned. As part of a parliamentary internship program, a research report reviewed existing […]

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Does France Hate Speed Cameras More Than America Loves The El Camino? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/does-france-hate-speed-cameras-more-than-america-loves-the-el-camino/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/does-france-hate-speed-cameras-more-than-america-loves-the-el-camino/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 16:55:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395137 Today’s sign of the times comes courtesy of the world of social media, and calls into question some of our most basic assumptions about the world of cars. France, it seems, experienced a 12.8% increase in on-road fatalities in the first quarter of this year, and the New York Times reports that the French government […]

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Today’s sign of the times comes courtesy of the world of social media, and calls into question some of our most basic assumptions about the world of cars. France, it seems, experienced a 12.8% increase in on-road fatalities in the first quarter of this year, and the New York Times reports that the French government […]

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Australia: Employee Alters Traffic Camera Ticket Data http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/australia-employee-alters-traffic-camera-ticket-data/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/australia-employee-alters-traffic-camera-ticket-data/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:43:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391322 The employee of a photo enforcement firm was arrested in Victoria, Australia yesterday after being accused of adjusting the speed readings in a database of photo tickets. Police believe the man identified as a 36-year-old from Craigieburn changed the date, time, speeds and other variables on a total of 67,541 red light camera and speed […]

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The employee of a photo enforcement firm was arrested in Victoria, Australia yesterday after being accused of adjusting the speed readings in a database of photo tickets. Police believe the man identified as a 36-year-old from Craigieburn changed the date, time, speeds and other variables on a total of 67,541 red light camera and speed […]

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Canada: Group Protests Winnipeg Speed Camera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/canada-group-protests-winnipeg-speed-camera/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/canada-group-protests-winnipeg-speed-camera/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:57:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=390991 Activists in Winnipeg, Canada have hounded city officials about problems with the photo radar program. The group WiseUpWinnipeg caught the city using improper warning signs, hiding information from freedom of information requests and exploiting short yellow timing at intersections. The group’s leader, Larry Stefanuik, believed it was time to “amp it up” after his findings […]

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Activists in Winnipeg, Canada have hounded city officials about problems with the photo radar program. The group WiseUpWinnipeg caught the city using improper warning signs, hiding information from freedom of information requests and exploiting short yellow timing at intersections. The group’s leader, Larry Stefanuik, believed it was time to “amp it up” after his findings […]

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Speed Camera Firm a Millionaire Factory http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/speed-camera-firm-a-millionaire-factory/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/speed-camera-firm-a-millionaire-factory/#comments Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:05:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=374088 Millions of dollars paid by motorists in red light camera and speed camera fines end up in the pockets of a handful of individuals. In the United States, American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is responsible for about 41 percent of the nation’s photo enforcement business, but as a private company its dealings are well concealed from […]

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Millions of dollars paid by motorists in red light camera and speed camera fines end up in the pockets of a handful of individuals. In the United States, American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is responsible for about 41 percent of the nation’s photo enforcement business, but as a private company its dealings are well concealed from […]

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