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Traffic Cameras

Stop Watching Us: D.C. to More Than Double Traffic Cameras

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Kurt A. Gardinier

The increase in traffic cameras in D.C. and around the country is just one more extension of our growing surveillance state. We're constantly being monitored everywhere we go and it's very unsettling.

Why A New Florida Bill Would Ban Red Light Cameras

Vanessa Martin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Miami

The fight over Florida's red light cameras is headed back to Tallahassee. On Wednesday, Senate Transportation Committee chairman Jeff Brandes (R-S...

Traffic Cameras: Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.28.2013 | DC

U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) is planning to propse a bill to remove and prohibit cameras used to detect traffic infractions in the District, W...

Smile, You're Not On Camera (Anymore)

Posted 06.28.2013 | Miami

Smile, you're not on camera -- at least in the City of Miami where red light cameras have been suspended for two weeks until commissioners decide on w...

Jason Linkins

Tennessee State Rep Continues To Work Hard On Behalf That One Constituent He Sees In All The Mirrors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

Via Wonkette, one of our favorite HuffPost Hill characters of recent memory, Tennessee State Rep. Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol), has avenged a slight again...

Is Your Stoplight Watching You?

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Do red-light cams really mean safer streets or are they just another way for the government to pick your pocket? Beware, more cameras could be headed your way!

GOP Lawmakers Push Ban On Red Light Cameras

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

A trio of Republican legislators in Ohio have introduced legislation banning the use of cameras to catch speeding and red-light runners in the state. ...

Will Your Ticket Be Overturned? Baltimore Country Judge Ruling Dismisses Fees

The Baltimore Sun | Luke Broadwater and Scott Calvert | Posted 05.06.2013 | DC

A Circuit Court judge has ruled that Baltimore County's contract with its speed camera vendor is illegal, because it pays the company a cut of each ci...

The City's Most Dangerous Intersection Is Finally Getting Safer

Hannah Bricker | Posted 01.08.2013 | San Francisco

The future looks a little bit safer for the city's most dangerous intersection. After years of failed legislative efforts, Attorney General Kamala ...

Will Drivers Get Their Red Light Tickets Refunded...With Interest?

Posted 11.12.2012 | Miami

Thousands of South Florida drivers caught on camera running red lights are one step closer to getting their ticket fines refunded, perhaps even with i...

New Device Momentairly Obscures License Plates, May Signal End To Red-Light Camera Tickets

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.19.2012 | Technology

Drivers worried about those pesky red light cameras may soon be able to put their mind at ease, while keeping the police off their backs and out of th...

The Case for Speed Cameras

Matthew Titone | Posted 11.08.2012 | New York
Matthew Titone

Despite all the hoopla and controversy, speed cameras may soon be a reality for the five boroughs of New York City. I hope local law makers and people throughout the country consider the benefits of speed cameras as safety tools.

Greening the District With Traffic Cameras

Susanna Murley | Posted 05.30.2012 | DC
Susanna Murley

Pedestrians and cyclists can breathe easier on Washington, D.C.'s streets because of a plan to "cover the entire city" with traffic cameras. Cameras slow down traffic, and slower cars would make it safer to walk and bike around the capital.

How Safety Camera Technology Really Works

James Tuton | Posted 08.14.2011 | Technology
James Tuton

Red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. More people are injured in crashes involving red-light running than in any other crash type.

Lawmakers Get De Facto Immunity From Automated Traffic Enforcement

Face the State | Jared Jacang Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

With the increasing use of red light cameras, photo radar and license-plate recognition scanners, motorists are as likely to be handed a traffic citat...

Red-Light Cameras Save Lives, Study Finds

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The flash of a camera has become common at District intersections, more than 50 of which are equipped to catch red-light offenders. A study to be rel...

Cops Mixed On Red Light Cameras

Daily Herald | Marni Pyke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lifesaver or Big Brother? It's a dichotomy that surfaced frequently during a Daily Herald investigation of the red-light camera explosion in the subur...

Court Ruling Clears Way For More Red-Light Cameras

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A federal appeals court has given the green light to red-light cameras that have pumped out more than a million Chicago tickets and generated $100 mil...