Do you think those traffic camera simply out there to make money

United States
September 8, 2010 4:01pm CST
In my opinion, those traffic camera installed on every traffic light just to make money and increase the county government's revenue. What do you think of that? Some people might step their brake earlier the moment they notice the existence of the camera, and stop before the red light is on, but is it necessary to charge people in high cost if they don't brake in time? Or how about this, send those violators to 2 hours traffic school, and their their fine waived, could that be a better suggestion?
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9 responses
@mrmucc88 (13)
• United States
9 Sep 10
They are definitely just a way to make money. Police can't be everywhere and catch everything. Also, even if the police see you, it's kind of a judgment call. They don't always give you a ticket depending on the situation. The camera are automatic.
• United States
9 Sep 10
Here comes the ultimate question, would it be possible to waive all the violation fine, and giving a traffic school of 2 to 3 hours of course. Would they do that, and not charging people like that? Some people are really in need of money during such economic tough time.
• United States
9 Sep 10
I agree with you on that. I also think that they are going to cause more crashes, because when people see them up ahead they are just going to break and try to slow down their speed and the person behind them might not be paying attention and rear end them.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
9 Sep 10
The bottomline in government is generation of funds to maintain operations followed by the care and safety of its citizens. I they cannot afford to operate, nothing else matters much. The best way to generate income is to exploit the weaknesses of the general public, and traffic violations is very high on the list. This form of exploitation is fairly equal; it knows no boundaries because all break these laws fairly equally. It is a good way to generate operational funds while enforcing local traffic laws. If one follows the laws, there is little to worry about no matter how many traffic cameras are lerking about.
@rhodzptc (1319)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
I think it is not only about money my friend, I think it is a better way to discipline those violators by paying in the high price rather than send them to seminar and they might doing it over and over again since the penalty is not that much as they expected. Since money is very important for those who hard work and busy people then it is a better way to discipline them.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
9 Sep 10
No. I think the traffic cameras are preventing a lot of accidents. They are helping to settle a lot of disputes. The traffic fines are just a bonus for the government. More people are aware of the cameras and are driving a lot better than in years past.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Sometimes we may think that's all those cameras are good for. Without them a lot of taffic violations would go unnoticed. These cameras are not just there to punish us. they can help to save a life/
@Shellyann36 (9214)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Of course they are there to make money! Traffic cams serve two or possibly even 3 purposes. 1.) Camera takes away from the hired paid human officer being there monitoring the traffic (less money for the city to have to spend). 2.) The tickets given at lights etc are normally heavy fines, they are making $ hand over fist. 3.) Now this one is stretching it a bit for some folks but it is a way for the govt. (aka BIG BROTHER) to keep an eye on us.
@akn1961 (1035)
• India
9 Sep 10
on this point i have different openion ,these systems are made for welfare of people and to aviod accidents and other losses ,thanks for sharing.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
8 Sep 10
They are definitely a money making device--they don't deter speeders, cause more fender benders, and are often very unfair and inaccurate. And since most people don't want to take the time to go to traffic court to fight them, they generate tons of money, and I think more and more cameras are going to be installed. As an example, a friend of mine got sent a ticket from a city with these cameras, and she had never been there in her life! She wrote letters, but they wouldn't waive the ticket unless she appeared in person. Since the ticket was for a small amount with no points, she just decided to pay it rather than incur the expense of traveling to the location to fight the ticket. Not fair, but more convenient.