Yes, I've seen it in other cities and it's a matter of time before we see it here and our tax dollars will fund this revenue generator! Those who are caught speeding, not coming to a complete stop, or not wearing a seat belt will receive automatic ticket in the mail. Another step towards losing our freedoms. If you don't think government won't abuse this technology you're sadly mistaken.
MMM do we have the freedom to not obey the law . WOW when did we get that .
If they do, they will kill businesses from growing throughout the city. It will stop people from coming into the city (Such as myself).They tried cameras in Steubenville and failed. Not only did Steubenville have to take the cameras down, the city lost money.When Youngstown officals do these studies, they base them off affluent citites, like Parma, and Columbus. Youngstown is more like Toledo and Steubenville. Honestly, I feel, if they install traffic cameras city wide, it will be the final "nail in the coffin" for the City of Youngstown.Traffic Cameras will not stop murders. But who in their right mind would stop at a red light on the East Side after dark even if a camera is posted!!!!!! ?????? LMAO
Yes, The program will expand if it makes money.. Here is how it works.. A private company offers to front all costs.. Installs cameras,monitors cameras and sends out the tickets.. Govt does nothing but collect their share..Usually bout 40% or so...What a deal for Govt..... Money for nothing and the chicks for free... So what do u call this newfound dough... A fine,, a fee or a tax? I call it a tax.. And if someday the State Supreme court says its unconstitutional, cities like Ytown will say.. How do u expect us to pay for the FOP pension fund now, and a new 78 mill levy will be on the next ballot...
Of course they'll expand the use of these cameras. They're all about moneymaking - they will not boost safety in school zones one iota. And claims that they stop crime and so on are flat out lies. Right in front of those cameras, you can drive on the sidewalk, you can wave guns or swords or any weapon around, point them at people - even use them to kill someone. You can deal drugs out of your car right in front of it. Hookers can hook right in front of it. As long as nobody speeds, it will sit there doing nothing.
Now, if you're driving, say, southbound in front of one of those cameras, and are in range of the camera while a northbound driver is speeding, how does it know which car in the photograph is speeding? It doesn't. Do both cars' owners get tickets?
All these things are is a way to extract more money from a taxed-out public.
This is like a poll question that would have been around in 1945... Do you think there will be TVs in every home eventually? Of course as time goes on more and more technology will be used to enforce laws, along with the creeping "big brother" attitude of government. Unfortunately most people want a nanny state to coddle us.
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