Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Cameras stop a crash... or not
WATCH: Crash captured on red-light camera
When the pitchman from Gatso rolls into town plying his company as a godsend to ensure the safety of drivers everywhere, please remember that this camera did nothing except record an event. People's actions continue whether a camera is watching or not and things just happen.
But as Rep. Doug Struyk said, "These cameras result in nothing more than safety, safety, safety."
And safety comes at a price... About a $1000 a day to the city of Cedar Rapids from the red light cameras alone. Plus the speed cameras on 380.
That's a lot of safety.