Washington Times on red-light cameras: Don’t believe the propaganda that this has anything to do with safety – it’s all about money.

Times:

Red-light cameras are making their return to Virginia. Don’t believe the propaganda that this has anything to do with safety – it’s all about money.

In two weeks, a for-profit company will begin mailing traffic tickets to the owners of vehicles passing through three Alexandria intersections. The private company, American Traffic Solutions, Inc., operates the traffic cameras, makes the initial decision who is guilty, mails the tickets, collects the fines and then gives the city a cut of the windfall.

This isn’t the first time Alexandria has tried to cash in on photo enforcement. Between 1998 and 2005, Alexandria’s cameras snapped more than 50,000 citations.

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