Chicago Implements Shorter Yellow Lights to Increase Their Red Light Ticket Revenue

They’ve shortened the yellow lights ever so slightly, but you might be surprised by how much revenue has increased, because the red light cameras were catching people turning in an intersection while the light turned red. That counts as a red light violation. I think most people understand that speed and red light cameras are all about making money. In D.C., they pulled in about $79 million a couple years ago, but revenue fell last year to about $75 million. What this means is that people aren’t Read more […]

D.C. Cops Get Away With Running Red Lights, While Everyone Else Gets $150 Tickets

I think most people understand that speed and red light cameras are all about making money. In D.C., they pulled in about $79 million in 2012, but revenue fell last year to about $75 million. From January to April of this year, they only pulled in about $11 million. What this means is that people aren’t running as many red lights, and they’re not speeding like they used to. But that’s not any concern to public officials. To them, all that’s happening is they’re losing money. For this reason, Read more […]