There was no problem at the intersection at all. No correlation of accident reduction where the cameras were installed so it was not a safety issue at all.
-> Revenue enhancer <-
Let's do a little math for fun.
"Fines are nearly $500.
The intersection accounted for almost 25 percent of the nearly 20,000 citations issued by the program in 2011, U-T San Diego reported. However, statistics show no accidents at the location since 2001, according to the newspaper."
That one intersection at 5,000 times 500 bucks could account for nearly 2.5 million bucks? But with no accidents since 2001, it seems the wrong intersection unless it was solely for enhancing some revenue.
it seems since the contract wasn't renewed the operation of the cameras isn't going to benefit the township. The vote on any continued operation is still to be had, but it seems they're on the way out. Maybe public opinion finally got through.
The only good thing i ever found from their operation is that some of the funds garnered were used to improve a problem intersection. That wasn't cheap but it got done with camera funds relatively fast. Now, that intersection has been made into a continuous protected rt. turn(good use of funds, IMHO). -----Willy