SocraticGadfly: There’s gold in them thar cop cams

August 18, 2008

There’s gold in them thar cop cams

Lots of gold.
In Chevy Chase Village, for example, where speeding tickets brought in about $8,000 monthly before cop cams,”"We are routinely bringing in approximately a quarter-million dollars per month,” Geoffrey Biddle, Chevy Chase's village manager, told his Board of Managers in February.

That’s for a community of 2,000 with an annual budget of less than $5 million. Ridiculous.

Here in Texas, at least, per state law, motorists have to be informed that an intersection is under monitoring for red-light cameras.

Speeding cameras are even worse. Many states still have “reasonable and proper” definitions of speed limits on the book, and the cameras eliminate that idea.

And, the latest? Arizona’s getting cameras to monitor urban HOV lanes.

But, there are ways you can at least be forewarned, if not fight back. Read the story.

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