Ban photo radar? Sure, that'll happen
So, the Legislature is taking steps to ban photo radar on freeways. Sure, that'll happen.
Yesterday, the Senate Transportation Committee approved SB1146, aimed at putting a permanent lens cap on the camera cops. Oh, they're gung ho now.
But just wait until the money starts rolling in. Scottsdale estimates photo radar will bring in $22 million in fines on its 7.8-mile stretch of the 101 over the course of a year. Of that, the city will get just under half to run the program. The courts will get a small cut and the state rakes in most of the rest -- roughly $8.3 million a year. And that's just on Scottsdale's small stretch of the freeway.
Can you imagine what they could make if they installed cameras Valleywide?
Have you ever seen our leaders turn down the opportunity to get more of our money?