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EGeezer
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There's money in them thar cameras...

From a Nov 23 2102 article in the Calgary Herald;

CALGARY — Speeding drivers and the cameras that catch them are delivering a forecast $4-million revenue surplus to Calgary Police this year — record-shattering fine proceeds that have attracted Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s eye, the Herald has learned.

The extra money, largely from red-light and speed-on-green cameras, stands to bring more technology upgrades to a police force increasingly keen on video recorders inside its cars and even on officers’ uniforms.



»www.calgaryherald.com/news/Speed···ory.html

One can't help wondering if the effort is driven more by revenue opportunity that for public safety.
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jadinolf
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They are only interested in public safety.

Sorry, I can't keep a straight face.
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vaxvms
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Wormtown
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reply to EGeezer
These cameras only record the license plate not the driver.The registered owner may not be the one breaking the law.
LA and other big cities in the US have tried them and stopped using them.


jaykaykay
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USA
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reply to EGeezer
Have never wondered about that here. I've always found them a money making commodity than for safety.

Kearnstd
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to EGeezer
I tend to agree they are about money. the thing to remember about traffic violations is when enforced by cop they are variable. if its high noon, perfectly sunny and dry day and the highway is empty. the human might ignore you doing 75 in a 65. The computer will issue a ticket.

Cities and states tend to see the forgiveness of nice cops as profit loss.
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Joey1973

@verizon.net
reply to EGeezer
said by EGeezer:

One can't help wondering if the effort is driven more by revenue opportunity that for public safety.

Luckily--for them, the two aren't mutually exclusive.