A Victory over Traffic Cameras

Saint Charles County has had some controversies involving residents attempting to use their right of self-government to get rid of traffic cameras. Now TechDirt gives us some good news from Saint Charles city: “Missouri Court Upholds Right Of Citizens To ‘Vote’ Traffic Enforcement Cameras Out Of ‘Office'” Sometimes the citizens win the fight against red light cameras. That’s when the government’s hate for the little people really shows through. Late last year, residents of St. Charles, Missouri, Read more […]

Cities Sue Their own Residents over Red Light Cameras

County residents voted overwhelmingly to ban red light cameras, but cities are suing the county to overrule their own residents. The legal principle is interesting. Do counties have the authority to pass laws that dictate policy to the cities and towns within them? The residents of St. Charles County recently voted on a ban on all red light cameras. The ban passed by a majority of 73 percent. But the ban is now being challenged. According to KMOV: St. Peters, O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, Read more […]

D.C. Installs Crosswalk And Stop Sign Cameras For Revenue

Since 2008, Washington D.C. has been implementing dozens of mobile speed cameras disguised as green mailboxes next to bushes or trees where they are hard to see. These are much more convenient than pole-mounted cameras since they’re battery operated, can be moved easily and don’t involve underground wiring. But motorists don’t like them because of the hefty fines they get slapped with if they happen to be going over the speed limit. The revenue from D.C.’s speed cameras combined with their Read more […]

Speed Cameras are Watching You and Charging Big Bucks

Since 2008, Washington D.C. has been implementing dozens of mobile speed cameras disguised as green mailboxes next to bushes or trees where they are hard to see. These are much more convenient than pole-mounted cameras since they’re battery operated, can be moved easily and don’t involve underground wiring. But residents don’t like them because of the hefty fines they get slapped with if they happen to be going over the speed limit. The public outcry prompted the D.C. Council to form a task Read more […]