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Red Light Cameras

From: domainremoved <Steve>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 14:19:10 -0700

Dear City Council:

I favor getting rid of the red light cameras in Menlo Park, based on the
facts delineated in the front page article in today's Daily Post. It speaks
volumes that the CEO of the firm running the cameras is a felon convicted
twice of bribery.

Surely the vast majority of the tickets, are for rolling through a right
turn. The $480 penalty (of which our city and state receive precious
little) is the same as if you had blown through a four way intersection on
red. The fine for a rolling stop is about $140. Just one of the many
problematic aspects of this setup.

I ask that the council look at other cities to inform its decisions. Surely
there are reasons very few Bay Area cities use these cameras.

I also ask that decisions be informed by what "the data suggest". It might
be prudent to monitor accidents and traffic at the camera intersections,
before and after letting the contract lapse.

The website [highwayrobbery dot net] has lots more, if its needed.

Steve Follmer
Willow Rd.
Received on Mon Apr 08 2019 - 14:14:43 PDT

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