Georgia City May Scrap Red Light Cameras

November 13, 2012

An Atlanta suburb might scrap its red light cameras, which are designed to nab motorists who run red lights.

Roswell transportation director Steven Acenbrak told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the number of crashes before the cameras were installed are virtually the same as after they are after the cameras were put in place.

City officials say the cameras are also losing money.

Authorities say that after generating close to $1.6 million in profits the first three years, the city’s traffic camera program has lost about $26,000 over the past two years.

Roswell’s city council is expected to consider removing them at a meeting later this month.

 

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  • November 15, 2012 at 9:19 am
    ComradeAnon says:
    Some were disconnected for a long time due to road construction.
  • November 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    William S. Vaughn, ARM says:
    It would have been interesting to see what would have happened had the red light cameras been making a lot of money yet not resulting in a decline in traffic collisions at the... read more
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