Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Some Cities Accused Of Trickery Involving Red Light Cameras

This is going to get those of you that oppose the 'Photo Red' cameras going. Some people have accused the City of Spokane of using the red light cameras not to promote safety, but to drum up revenue.

Well, this article from CNET News says some cities are even using a sneaky trick to catch more drivers running red lights, which means they collect more money. They even named some of the cities, and no, Spokane is not on the list.

The money raised locally by the red light cameras goes toward 'traffic calming' measures, so if you have to pay a fine for running a red light, at least you have the consolation of knowing your money is going towards safety improvements.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.