Red Light Education
By Samantha Abernethy in News on Jun 4, 2009 5:20PM
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On the other hand, Fran Spielman writes:
Despite repeated claims that changing driving behavior is the ultimate goal, the cameras have become a giant cash cow for Chicago.
Last year, red-light cameras pumped out 579,560 tickets and generated $44.8 million in sorely-needed revenue. During the first three months of this year, there have been 148,612 tickets issued and $13.3 million collected.
So either A) Burke thinks Chicagoans are unable to comprehend the complexities of a traffic light and require education, or B) Burke, finance committee chairman, is looking for another way to squeeze money out of drivers.