Here we go again with the stupid red-light cameras. At least in New York they're not going on and on with a lot of disingenuous drivel about "public safety":
Drivers beware: Big Brother could be watching you at every Big Apple intersection soon.
The mayor's preliminary budget released Friday proposes to amend state law to allow for traffic-light cameras at "unlimited locations" in the city and to raise the fine from $50 to $100.
The program has been successful, and we want to expand it," Mayor Bloomberg spokesman Marc LaVorgna said.
The state Legislature has capped the number of cameras at 100. The cameras snap photos of cars passing through a red light - including the license plate. The registered owner of the vehicle is automatically mailed a ticket.
The preliminary budget calls for adding 20 more cameras, which would bring in $6.2 million in fiscal year 2009-10.
Yes, the idea is stil alive in Indiana. And officials here do go on and on about public safety. Guess they think we're too dumb to know it's all about the money.