Delaware Ups Red-light Cameras by 50%

 

Money-makers for Delaware. A recent article in the local paper:

DOVER, Del.- More red-light cameras are coming to Delaware. Ten additional cameras are set to be installed on state highways this year.

The state already has 20 red-light cameras and the Delaware Department of Transportation said it is handing out thousands of tickets each year.

DelDot said red-light cameras make intersections safer, resulting in fewer accidents. Last year DelDot handed out over 40,000 citations to red-light runners. And with 10 more lights set to be put up, that number could skyrocket. DelDot said they made around $2 million off the cameras in 2008.

The plans call for one of the new cameras to go up at the intersection of Scarborough Road and Route 13 in north Dover.

In addition, DelDot said work started this week on installing cameras at the intersections of Old Landing Road and Route 1, as well as the intersection of Munchy Branch Road and Route 1, both in Rehoboth Beach.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone6s, Mazda MX-5 Nav

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They're All Over

Mike - All over the US, local govts have discovered a quick way to raise significant revenue. It's up to the voters to inform them of their discontent. Until then, it's really helpful to be alerted to their presence. Something tells me we'll have to redouble our efforts in 2009.

Fred

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It is becoming pervasive

These cameras are all over the place. They are a real money-generating operation so every locality wants to get in on the cash cow.

Cash Cow??

bsp131 wrote:

These cameras are all over the place. They are a real money-generating operation so every locality wants to get in on the cash cow.

I would hardly call $2 Million a cash cow when you look at their overall budget... Maybe more of a drop in the bucket.

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Fletch- Nuvi 750

Problem

The problem is that no politicians run on removing these types of creative taxation any more. We have a representative republic... and most of our representatives have no understanding what it means to be a representative or public servant.

Agree

colonelpenguin wrote:

We have a representative republic... and most of our representatives have no understanding what it means to be a representative or public servant.

They imagine themselves to be little kings.