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Cha-ching! El Mirage likes the sound of easy money and taking money from those who travel through on the 60. If this road really was dangerous, EM would order a comprehensive traffic engineering study to see if the problem can be solved with engineering or if the safety problems are a result of intentional law breaking. Most of the time, there are engineering solutions that can greatly enhance safety at little or no cost. But the city didn't do any of these studies, because they only care about MONEY. Believe me, it wasn't the city's traffic engineers recommending cameras - it was the camera vendor, and the politicians have sold out.Aug 8, 2011
This just proves that the motive is financial - it's all about the money and the camera vendors who are in the pockets of the city council.
The article has it wrong. Rather than having police patrolling streets including school zones, now they will be sitting behind a desk reviewing photos or driving a van around. This results in LESS POLICE PRESENCE, not more.
Nowhere in the article is any mention of any crash numbers declining due to the vans. Where are the results? There aren't any. The results are all financial.
Also notice that Redflex is monitoring intersections looking for the most profitable ones. Why isn't the city dictating where the cameras go based on crash history? And why doesn't the city do an engineering study AT EACH LOCATION to find out the TRUE CAUSE of crashes and evaluate all possible solutions? How do you fix poor light timing or signal visibility with a camera? The answer is easy. It's NOT ABOUT SAFETY, IT'S ABOUT MONEY. Jun 28, 2011