ATE Racket Report for April 29, 2019

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.  

Compiled by NMA Foundation Director James C. Walker and NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn. 

For the Week of April 19-26, 2019














Commentary from NMA Foundation Executive Director James C. Walker

License-Plate surveillance is only as good as the databases used. Alerts MUST be deleted as soon as they are no longer valid AND plates that don’t get any kind of a hit must be deleted within a very short period of time to prevent creating a tracking database of each person’s private travels that can be hacked or sold.

An editorial objected to the Colorado Springs red-light camera racket for good reasons. The writer could have mentioned that only one of the four cameras is located at an intersection that is in the top 10 of the city’s highest crash rate intersections.

The ACLU has successfully kept red-light cameras out of Connecticut on several previous occasions and may succeed again.

Mayor Cantrell $tand$ by and defend$ their ticket camera racket$. How nice.

Hopefully the camera opponents in Toledo will get enough signatures to put the cameras on the ballot where they will almost certainly lose.

Texas residents need to keep up the pressure by calling their state Representatives, Senators and the Governor to politely insist that the bill to ban cameras becomes law.

James C. Walker is a life member of the National Motorists Association. He is also a board member and executive director of the National Motorists Association Foundation.

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