Saturday, November 7, 2009

Speed Cameras Add More Woes To Commuters

More people need to get involved in their local government to put the brakes on this sort of thing. The people should decide how much surveillance they want, not big corp. You can get the cameras removed by calling for a vote.

Rise of the stealthy traffic camera fuels drivers' disgust

There's something that doesn't smell right about these tickets, but you're not quite sure what.

People get worked up. Put these cyborgs on a ballot, and the voters beat them to the pavement.

Three cities Tuesday -- two in Ohio, one in Texas -- voted to rip the things down. In College Station, Tex., the camera manufacturer and their subcontractors reportedly spent $60,000 campaigning to keep them in place, more than five times the amount raised by the opposition, and lost anyway. Voters in Chillicothe, Ohio, went against the cameras at a rate of 72 percent. In Heath, Ohio, the mayor got caught removing anti-camera campaign signs from an intersection. He, and the cameras, got sent packing.

Nationwide, there have been something like 11 elections on automated enforcement. Your vote total: Revolting Peasants 11, Machines 0.

Yet the cameras multiply
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