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Monday, October 04, 2010

Central States News: Red-Light Cameras Bring Windfall To Iowa City

ne constant though this "Recession (Depression)" has been the bottomless maw of Government raising taxes and fees to make up the deficit that many of us can barely- if at all- afford to pay.

Many municipalities have found a constant revenue stream in new technologies designed to keep The People in line: cameras at intersections catching people (barely) running red lights.

According to The CEDAR RAPIDS (IA) GAZETTE- that eastern Iowa city rakes in an average of $3000 per day on red-light cameras.

The good news- those cameras have reportedly reduced accidents by around 8% there.

The other bad news is that I doubt that expensive car insurance rates have dropped by so much as one cent in Cedar Rapids....


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