“Bred more disrespect for the law than respect”

San Diego mayor Bob Filner says the city will discontinue its use of traffic cameras now that a contract is expiring. The cameras, which often resulted in $500 fines levied on tourists, produced $1.9 million in gross revenue in fiscal 2011, but the city was left with only $200,000 of that “after paying the officers who issued the tickets, a camera vendor and other costs.” [Union-Tribune]

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  • One often problem with red light cameras is that they are set up on intersections that will harvest the most tickets not necessarily create the greatest safety result in reduced motor vehicle accidents.