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Monday, October 04, 2010

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


O
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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