Thursday, May 24, 2012

Most See Traffic Cameras As Cash Cows

A WTOP Beltway Poll revealed that nearly two thirds of people in the Washington DC area perceive the primary role of speed and red light cameras is to generate cash for local governments rather than to improve safety.

The WTOP poll, conducted by Heart+Mind Strategies, showed that 64% of those surveyed believe cameras are mainly revenue generators.  Only 35% of those polled said they believed the main role of cameras was to make roads safer.  Results were similar from respondents in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.