Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Automated cameras at stop lights are becoming very popular with cash-strapped city governments looking for ways to issue traffic tickets more efficiently (all in the name of "public safety" of course). But this article examines some of the hidden economic incentives behind these systems, and it also asks "what other law enforcement tool snags the wrong guy over one-fourth of the time, and is still considered a success?" (Thanks to Joshua Zader for the link.)