James Walker 
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Re: “A map of the red-light camera locations chosen by the city

Only one of the four locations is on the top-25 list of intersections with high crashes. The rea$on$ the$e inter$ection$ were cho$en i$ ba$ed mo$tly on their profit$ projection$. Make no mistake, ticket cameras are for-profit rackets run by for-profit camera companies and their for-profit city business partners. Ticket cameras lose money unless used in locations where the traffic lights and speed limits are deliberately and maliciously mis-engineered for less safety and more tickets. The results are little different than governmental larceny.

Hopefully the residents will revolt as they did before to demand a permanent end to ticket camera rackets.

James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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Posted by James Walker on 08/17/2018 at 1:03 PM

Re: “CSPD red light cameras revived

For Odin
1)The majority of tickets go to safe drivers due to deliberately improper traffic light engineering.
2) If you could poll the crash victims of the rear end crashes CAUSED by the deliberate mis-engineering of the lights, you would find they would strongly object to being in crashes that did not have to occur without the bad engineering.
3) See our website in the red light camera issue and then the yellow intervals link for the massive reductions in violation rates when yellow intervals are lengthened. The compendium by Safer Streets LA documents that the reduced violation rates are permanent, not temporary as is falsely claimed by the for-profit camera companies. THEN, yes, you also improve the conditions by using a properly-calculated all-red phase.

Red light cameras are for-profit rackets that could not exist financially without deliberately bad engineering.

James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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Posted by James Walker on 05/16/2018 at 3:56 PM

Re: “CSPD red light cameras revived

These comments went to Colorado Springs officials in more complete form.
1) These cameras will be despised by residents and visitors. 2) They may raise total crash rates. 3) Setting longer yellow intervals would be certain to reduce violations by more than the cameras. 4) The fees to out-of-state camera companies reduce economic activity in Colorado Springs by a factor of six because the monies circulate there, not locally. 5) Drivers who cause the serious t-bone crashes are a totally different group than those who will get almost all the tickets. 6) The IIHS and other insurance advocates for cameras have severe financial conflicts of interest making their advocacy so biased it should not be considered.

Red light cameras are for-profit rackets that no one should tolerate. They should be illegal in every state.

James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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Posted by James Walker on 05/16/2018 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Traffic fines for charity? A petition aims to redirect fine money.

This would be a GREAT improvement. Most traffic enforcement today is based on revenue, not safety. Remove the financial conflict of interest for authorities to turn traffic police into road tax collectors and the shakedowns would virtually disappear. The founder of the National Motorists Association made a proposal many years ago that traffic citations should involve NO money - no fines, no costs, no surcharges - and the only penalties would be points on the persons' drivers licenses. Absent the ability to enforce for profits, authorities would direct police to ticket only dangerous drivers that were actually causing traffic hazards.

Enforcement for profits that is so common today is 100% wrong, 100% of the time. It is a racket no one should tolerate.

James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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Posted by James Walker on 10/25/2017 at 11:08 AM

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