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    Red Light Tickets

    You know those cameras that catch red light runners?
    And then you get a ticket in the mail.

    The company that makes and sell the cameras tries real hard to keep a low profile.
    They don't want anyone to know who they are.
    However, the secret is out.
    This is them:
    http://www.redflex.com.au/

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    Maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by vjmvjmvjm
    There's not just one company. Lots of firms are in this business. Including a small company you may have heard of, Lockheed Martin.

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    Maybe, but according to this article it sounded like Redflex has the lion's share of the business:
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/20...lex-usat_x.htm

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    In all honesty, I don't mind at all. I willfully pay those tickets b/c it incurs no points. I don't blame the manufactures just the jurisdictions that use them.
    Think of it this way, do you blame GE for the 2500+ dead soldiers b/c they make jet engines for the planes flown over Iraq and Kosivo? I'm not sure who does make the jet engines but you should understand my point.
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    It does get a little shadier when you realize that these camera makers don't typically just sell the units to the jurisdiction, they hand 'em out for a loss and then take a cut of the ticket revenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hicks
    It does get a little shadier when you realize that these camera makers don't typically just sell the units to the jurisdiction, they hand 'em out for a loss and then take a cut of the ticket revenue.

    I believe that this is unconstitutional (personal). I IIRC California set presidence by ruling that no private company should profit from the enforcement of the law, hopefully it catches on elsewhere. I think its a scam since IIRC they pocket 40% of the take. What really stinks it's a huge revenue boom for the jurisdiction as they do nothing and collect money. The company does all the processing work, installation and maintainence.

    Got to love big brother!

    /rant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    I believe that this is unconstitutional (personal). I IIRC California set presidence by ruling that no private company should profit from the enforcement of the law, hopefully it catches on elsewhere. I think its a scam since IIRC they pocket 40% of the take. What really stinks it's a huge revenue boom for the jurisdiction as they do nothing and collect money. The company does all the processing work, installation and maintainence.

    Got to love big brother!

    /rant

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