Thursday, October 11, 2012

Elmwood Place has installed speeding cameras that have issued 6.600 tickets in less than a month.
For a 2 week period of testing, they noted 20,000 speed violations. Given those numbers, I would guess they are giving criminals some leeway, but the criminals packed a village council meeting crying foul over the use of technology that renders their game strategies obsolete & saves police officers to do more important work befitting their expertise.
However, while the cameras found an outrageous disdain for safety with the 20,000 recorded violations, the Fishwarp article never mentions any safety issues. Have there been accidents? Has anybody been injured? If so, how frequent & severe were the accidents?
Maybe the issue is too low speed limits.

Fishwarp article here


5chw4r7z said...

There was an outcry on twitter from the one or two people I follow who live there. You would think the cops were breaking into their homes the way they went on about these cameras violating their privacy.
I wonder if bank robbers and other criminals could use the same arguments about violation of rights while committing crimes.

Quimbob said...

yeah, you're out in public on a public road.....
But this bypasses their radar detectors!

By the same token, I don't know the streets. Is there a problem or is it really a speed trap?