A new study by the American Automobile Association has come out and proved once again what we already knew about red light cameras:
They only make a profit for the cities when yellow light times are shortened.
This story involves scameras in New York City and has hit the NYC Presses in a big way. It was covered on CNN’s airwaves Monday:
Robert Sinclair, a spokesman for AAA in New York City spells out exactly how the scam works and goes on record to say that every red light camera intersection in NYC has short yellow light times.
This is probably just a coincidence, right? There’s no way Michael Big Brother Bloomberg would lie and actually have a profit motive for these cameras! Right??
Bloomberg was caught on camera saying that he’s not sure why there are yellow lights at all (NBC NY) - [link]
It must be nice to live in a big city where the mayor cares so much about his citizens that he wants to ban soda pop and yellow lights to keep them safe.
More coverage of Bloomberg, NYC, AAA and the brewing Red Light Camera scandal
City’s ‘gotcha’ traffic cameras use short yellow lights to increase ticket revenue: study - (NY Post)
City Scamming Drivers Into Tickets With Shorter Yellow Lights - (WPIX 11 NYC)
Report: Yellow Lights At Camera-Equipped NYC Intersections Too Short - (CBS New York)