For The Children
Posted on October 11, 2013
We all know that the new speed cameras are nothing more than a drunk spending politicians’ wet dream. With the release of the latest report that stated that the test period could potentially bring in more $$ than thought, they’re collectively creaming their collectivist shorts.
“New data show Chicago’s nascent speed camera system is already lightening the city’s lead feet, but the numbers are also prompting critics to wonder whether City Hall is in for a massive revenue windfall at taxpayers’ expense.”
“The cameras are not yet churning out actual tickets, but had they been, those nine alone would have generated nearly $13.9 million worth of citations in just 45 days, according to WBEZ’s analysis.”
As any sucker mutual fund buyer knows well: “past performance is no guarantee of future results.”
“But the high number of speed violations so far – and the big potential for revenue – has reignited criticisms that the program is more about making money than protecting kids.”
“Our number one goal is to slow traffic down, so if we never collect a dime on this, it’s successful,” [Scott] Kubly said. “It’s absolutely not a cash grab. It’s all about making our roads safer.”
Bullshit Scott. You want to slow traffic down install some speed bumps.
Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 9:15PM