I’m am an opponent of speed cameras and red light cameras. Following two articles, about a local case where a driver stopped at a light and doing zero mph gets charged by a red light camera for doing 38 mph, makes the case, IMHO. This may be the one time in 10,000 where the equipment and people screw up. It could be the one time in one hundred million. No matter. If any single element of this case is as reported, IMHO it justifies Federal intervention via statute or Constitutional amendment to prohibit use of these unattended surveillance devices anywhere, for any purpose, within US National territory. Every contractor and the Balto PD officer involved should also be terminated. Seem like overkill? I disagree.
TheWashingtonPost, Dec 14, 2012 03:32 PM EST
Phi Beta Iota: Technology is as smart as the stupidest person in the chain of design, build, employ, interpret.