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Traffic Camera Issues 45,000 Tickets In TX Town Of 38,500

Posted in Bizarre, Newsworthy, Politics, Roads, Safety, Scandal, Traffic, Travel, Videos by Suzanne Denbow | February 4th, 2009 | 1 Response |

In Duncanville, Texas, city council officials have elected to re-evaluate their red-light camera system after citation tallies for 2008 indicated that a record 45,000 tickets were issued – approximately 6,500 more tickets than there are people in Duncanville. According to Duncanville City Council member Paul Ford, the majority of the violations drivers are slapped with aren’t for actually running red lights, but rather for failing to stop behind the bold white line indicating the “point of no return.” Ford argues that crossing the white line is absolutely necessary in order for a motorist to see beyond visual barriers and successfully execute a right-hand turn. Said Ford, “If an individual stops safely, looks and then turns, then that should not be a violation.” Added Ford, “These tickets are not safety-related, they’re revenue-related. Period.”

Source: Dallas News

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  1. Jim Walker says:

    Wow, that is retarded!! And for once, I’m proud that Ford stepped up to the plate and said it how it is, making a genuine comment instead of a PR stunt (or so it seems).