KPCC's John Rabe seems a little perturbed that the police commission has overruled the LAPD staff and voted to discontinue the red-light cameras that spew out dubious tickets at 32 intersections around Los Angeles. It turns into a longer rant about L.A. drivers, but Rabe has a concrete suggestion for deterring red light runners: fire paint balls at them. The background on the cameras, of course, is the evidence showing that they mostly catch rolling right turns and cause accidents as drivers slam on the brakes at seeing the flash go off. And now whether the City Council will get involved politically to protect the contract of the company that administers the program for City Hall.
1955 photo from LAPL, via Rabe's blog
Previously on LA Observed:
Greuel audit questions use of red-light cameras
Red light cameras: the discussion continues
Right-turn cameras raking in cash
Accidents up near red-light cameras
Red-light cameras not used as intended