DC MAYOR INSISTS CAMERAS TO CATCH VIOLATORS ARE FOR SAFETY.
"What's driving these cameras is safety," he told a press briefing. "If we gain revenue as a byproduct of using these devices, then I think that's fine.
"It is not designed to create a proxy for a commuter tax."
The city has collected more than $20 million in the first 15 months of its program to catch those who violate speed limits on camera, beyond original revenue estimates of $11 million. The city also has cameras posted at intersections to catch those who run red lights.
AAA Mid-Atlantic has withdrawn its support of the programs pending evidence they're serving safety rather than serving as a cash cow.
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|Publication:||Liability & Insurance Week|
|Date:||Nov 25, 2002|
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