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
- When License-Plate Surveillance Goes Horribly Wrong
- Where are the cameras in your car and what are they looking for?
- Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to indicate when their tech is monitoring you
- France, Germany, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia: Speed Cameras Sabotaged
- New info reveals UK speed camera tolerances
- Downtown Paid Parking Pilot Program Approved for Fullerton, California and will use ALPRs to enforce
- Bay Area BART board approves plan to put controversial license plate readers in parking lots
- Mayor Cantrell defends New Orleans traffic camera speed change: ‘I stand by it 100%’
- New Orleans City Council wants answers on speeding ticket amnesty
- Ohio drivers fight questionable speed camera tickets, pointing to inaccuracies
- The future of red-light and speed cameras in Toledo, OH
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 Alerts MUST be deleted as soon as they are no longer valid AND plates that don’t get any kind of a hit must be deleted within a very short period of time to prevent creating a tracking database of each person’s private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.