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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