New York City Revenue Trap Accidently Snares Someone Who Matters

We’ve already mentioned that de Blasio’s stringent safety regulations are not exactly evenly applied. The mayor’s own security detail is known for disregarding the laws that other New Yorkers must submit to or else lose a hefty amount of money. But the problem with automation is that sometimes the rules get applied equitably on the great and the poor alike. De Blasio has been a strong advocate of traffic cameras, but now he has to face strong opposition in one case. Via New York City’s Read more […]

Cameras Save Lives… Maybe; But They Definitely Make Money And De Blasio Wants More Of Them

Mayor Bill de Blasio is so upset about pedestrian deaths in the streets of New York City that he has come up with a plan to prevent them. This plan will also put millions of dollars into the city coffers, but that is not his motive. In fact, he is so unconcerned about the money that his new program will bring in that he didn’t even mention it. His plan is also, as far as I can tell, unproven to actually save lives, but he is confident that it will work. Scientific confirmation is unnecessary. A 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 […]