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Old 08-18-2009, 08:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
shovel
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Phoenix has them, they're pure revenue generators for the city.

And they waste gas, because regardless of what people should or should not be doing, what people actually do in the really real world is memorize where the cameras are, slow down to 10mph under the limit (for no good reason) just before the cameras and then haul ass back up to 10mph over the limit immediately after the camera.

Causes tons more congestion and has stretched my GF's commute from 15 minutes to over 20 minutes in the morning. Those 5 extra minutes on the road times thousands of cars has to equal a hell of a lot more fuel being used, and certainly a hell of a lot more time wasted - not to mention a disruption to smooth flow of traffic.

All in all, a very bad idea and I wish nothing but the very worst to everyone responsible for those cameras.
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