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Old 2009-04-22
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Camera Fraud Article: Red Light Cams “Adding Cash to Coffers”

onemillionFrom the Sacramento Bee:

In Elk Grove, thousands of drivers are chipping in to help balance a city budget that’s in the red.

They’re doing it by going into the red themselves – running lights at two intersections overseen by new high-tech video enforcement cameras.


Elk Grove’s cash infusion hasn’t come, however, from ticketing traditional red-light runners who drive straight through intersections, or turn left in front of oncoming cars, risking broadside crashes.

Instead, 96 percent of Elk Grove’s citations are issued to drivers who make right turns on red without coming to a full stop, according to a review city police conducted at The Bee’s request.

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