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Old 2008-02-09
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Their annual one-week PR blitz notwithstanding, DOT has been in bed with the automated enforcement industry for decades.

If you do some research on the DOT’s stand on photo enforcement you’ll find that it’s been the nation’s #1 tub-thumper for the technology since the mid-eighties.

Beginning, coincidentally, at the very moment that RLCs and photo radar first were imported, DOT reversed its historical philosophy of “red light-running is caused by faulty engineering, so use engineering to solve the problem” to the “hammer ‘em with tickets; don’t even look at engineering until even the dimwit public recognizes that enforcement has failed” philosophy.

They’ve backed their words with action, offering federal assistance to municipalities installing automated enforcement gear.


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