Shoppers going elsewhere to avoid ticket trap?
Hat tip to dgombudsman on this story that broke late last night.
(Schaumburg) the village recently decided to deactivate the camera, saying it wasn’t improving safety that much anyway.
“We want to be as friendly to customers as we are to villagers, and continuing to enforce the right turn on red when it wasn’t doing anything to improve public safety didn’t make sense,” said Village Manager Ken Fritz.
Red Speed’s response?
“The fact that they did issue so many violations indicates that they do have a problem,” said Red Speed spokeswoman Debra Beerup, adding that the village is considering installing cameras at several more intersections.
Yeah, the problem was the RLC weren’t improving safety. They didn’t have a significant number of accidents here to begin with here, actually ZERO right turn accidents, and generated big money.
Expect RedSpeed to ignore the facts and crow about how successful RLC are at this intersection-without bothering to do any meaningful long term studies.