Due to the Labor Weekend, the headlines from this report are from August 24 to September 6, 2019.
AAA, an insurance company, brought out a report over the Labor Day weekend stating that more people are dying after a motorist has run a red light. The conclusion is: the country needs more red-light cameras…this is a prime example of the racket of automated traffic enforcement!
Many surveillance stories came out over the past two weeks:
- In Future Cars And Trucks Someone, Or Something, Will Always Be Watching
- ‘Eyes in the Sky’: The Scary Realities of Wide Area Surveillance
- EFF Sues DHS To Uncover Information About Border Agents Using GPS Devices Without a Warrant To Track Vehicles
- Doorbell-camera firm Ring has partnered with 400 police forces, extending surveillance reach
- Texas, California Wise Up to Surveillance Dangers
And who did these folks interview?: More Than Half of U.S. Adults Trust Law Enforcement to Use Facial Recognition Responsibly. The Rutherford Institute also announced this week they are launching an inquiry into Government Use of Drivers’ License Photos to Build Facial Recognition Database, Track Citizens.
TheNewspaper.com reported recently that Red-Light Camera Company Redflex Ends another Year without Profit. They also had another critical story about school bus camera corruption: FBI on Exposing School Bus Camera Corruption.
This story is rather disconcerting: DE based company Rekor launches Public Safety Network of ALPR data for law enforcement agencies in 30 states.
And our friend at the MassPrivatal Blog had this post: Distracted Driver Cameras to Spread across North America.
In International News
The EU plans to limit facial recognition technology. Will the US follow? Facebook also announced it would stop using facial recognition by default on your photos.
In Canada, AI-Powered Cameras Pitched to Fight Distracted Driving are coming to Canada, and Toronto plans to add more ‘speed cameras’ to 50 school safety zones as part of their Vision Zero program. In Ontario the Ford government is asking the public to weigh in on proposed photo radar changes.
The nation Cyprus announced that the island’s two traffic cameras filmed over 87,000 speeding violations in five years.
France motorists are still defacing and destroying speed cameras, costing millions and in Paris, police will soon be using a noise radar camera to catch loud motorcycles.
Bangkok, Thailand announced the city will now sport 4K red-light cameras at 30 intersections.
In the UK, a Scottish Court Upholds Photo Ticket Signed By Resigned Cop. Also, in the UK, Birmingham prepares for ALPR-enforced Clean Air Zone.
In ATE State News
- Colorado Says Company That Installed Denver Red-Light Cameras Was Unlicensed
- Red-light camera going live at third Colorado Springs intersection
- Editorial: Indiana should consider using stoplight cameras
- Automatic license plate readers used in central Indiana
- Parked and unmarked, speed camera car cites scores of motorists in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Traffic cameras on pace to bring in more than $8 million for Cedar Rapids, IA police over a year
- Gloucester Township Police’s new 911eye emergency dispatch system lets emergency service operators see video live-streamed from a caller’s phone.
- More speed cameras in place as New York City school year begins
- Suffolk County, NY legislature vote to extend red-light camera contract another five years
- New York: Firm that recommended extending Suffolk red-light camera program called in to question
- Brooklyn, NY man claims legal loophole makes red-light cameras illegal
- Franklin Township Police Chief defends speed cameras against claims of a money grab
- New Parking Tech in Columbus Ditches Decals, Hangtags and brings in ALPRs.
- Houston ISD rolling out new tools to help you keep track of your child and their school bus
- Controversial New License Plate Scanners Installed in the city of Katy Pct. 3 Patrol Vehicle