Friday, July 30, 2010

Noted Quote: About Those Spy Cameras...

The 76 cameras in Arizona didn't produce the revenue stream politicians had anticipated. According to the state, less than a third of the 1.2 million tickets mailed out were ever paid, which meant the government received just $78 million in fine payments -- not the $120 million it projected. Add political pressure to the equation and the disincentives to keep the cameras grew. Dilip Sarangan, security analyst with Frost and Sullivan, agrees that red-light cameras aren't useful for generating revenue. "If you're just looking to get more money into a state, that's not the best idea: It's really too easy for people to contest the charges," he told ~ From an analysis on

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