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RED-LIGHT CAMERAS Generate Little Revenue for Fort Lauderdale

Posted by FactReal on February 17, 2011

NO CASH COW AFTER ALL. TIME TO CUT GOV’T SPENDING.
Sun Sentinel reports:
  FORT LAUDERDALE — Traffic tickets from red-light cameras may be more work than they’re worth for the city — and officials may have to re-balance the budget because of it.

The city expected to nail almost 250 people a day for running red lights and collect $3 million in fines a year. The reality is about 15 drivers a day are being cited. Fort Lauderdale may end up with barely $500,000 in revenue.

City commissioners are disturbed that the cameras have not lived up to expectations and are proving to be a time-consuming burden to the Police Department. The expected $3 million in fines helped balance this year’s budget without a tax increase or any employee layoffs, and commissioners want regular updates now to see if they must adjust their spending.

 
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One Response to “RED-LIGHT CAMERAS Generate Little Revenue for Fort Lauderdale”

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