April 14, 2008

Shortening the Yellow Light

How nice, some cities have been caught shortening the length of time their stoplights are yellow in order to collect more money from their stoplight cameras... of course, it also causes more accidents, but hey... they need that money.

Chattanooga, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; Springfield, Missouri; Lubbock, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Union City, California all cut the timing on their lights, and while some have paid back the fines, others have not. In Dallas, over $700,000 was collected in a matter of eight months, and in Tennessee the light timing was changed at only a few intersections, which just so happens to be the areas that local law enforcement set up traps.

Your city government, hard at work for the people.

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