It has long been obvious that politicians are afraid of photo-radar.
That’s why we don’t have it on the highway and that’s why it’s such a racetrack.
The discussion over safety versus cash-cow has been never-ending and now it’s in the lap of Transportation Minister Brian Mason.
We know he’s concerned about safety, he just put an OHV helmet law in place.
Do photo-radar cameras slow speeders down?
Yes, they do, in some instances. I know people who started obeying the speed limit after getting some tickets not planned for in their budget.
Is it a cash cow?
It you see a radar car hiding where the speed limit changes, it would seem to be more about numbers than bumpers.
I’m betting the minister will rule that we keep photo-radar, but only in places where it can be truly beneficial, and not some gotcha-type location.
I’ll tell you what works the best for me in watching my speed, is the new digital signage that tells me what the speed limit is, and how fast I’m actually going, although sometimes I do wonder which car they mean.
Let me know what you think about all of this.