Source: The Chicago Tribune
quote: Chicago gets a bad deal, again. Company is paying $60 Million to Chicago and will collect $300 Million from Chicago citizens over the next five years.
quote: The city plans to install about 50 cameras total, so based on the testing figures, that would be $1.2 million per month at each location multiplied by 12 months and 50 locations. Chicago could potentially make hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
quote: Yeah, that's a good way to burn out my clutch in 20k, make this type of stop at every hill, intersection and right turn. I feel a rolling stop (1-2mph) is completely adequate as long as there are no pedestrians or cross-traffic vehicles.
quote: that didn't effect anyone's safety
quote: I have about 5 red light cameras in my area. In my 20 years of living in the area, I'm not aware of a single accident at any of the locations, let alone a fatality.
quote: Yes, these cameras do raise revenue, but is that wrong?
quote: That's what speed traps operated by officers have always been about
quote: the city usually only gets 70 percent of the money from tickets that are issued because some drivers refuse to pay, and about 10 percent of violations are not enforceable due to them being emergency vehicles, obscured license plates, etc.
quote: Plus the chances of you getting hit from behind greatly increases at these intersections.
quote: As one clearly can see, the spots are at different locations. So at least for Munich, this proves that generating revenue is the goal, not increasing safety.