Former Redflex Lobbyist Speaks Out Against Scam Tickets


This is quite a development. Mike Williams, who spent years lobbying for Redflex is going after his former company, with legislation intended to cut down on what he calls “due process violations.”

You know things are going badly when the person you relied on to pitch your admitted scam to the public is now lobbying against you.

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21 Responses to Former Redflex Lobbyist Speaks Out Against Scam Tickets

  1. photoradarscam says:

    Another constitutional challenge coming for CA red light cameras:
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/red-light-tickets/sacramento-san-francisco/prweb8157070.htm

  2. Glyph says:

    Wow! Either Redflex REALLY pissed this guy off, or PLEA has deeper pockets (and is paying him more) than Redflex.

    This about-face by Williams is either about revenge or money.

  3. some guy says:

    Not a big deal… this is simply what happens when you’re a whore for the highest dollar.

  4. Stacey says:

    Florida Toll Road Sued for Holding Motorists Hostage
    Federal class action lawsuit against Florida toll roads for unlawfully detaining motorists who pay cash.

    A group of motorists earlier this month filed a federal class action lawsuit against Florida’s toll road system for detaining motorists who attempt to pay the tolls with cash. About 600 miles worth of toll roads and bridges are under the jurisdiction of The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which hands operational duties over to the private firm Faneuil, Inc., which is responsible for the toll collectors. The complaint charges both firms with false imprisonment and other civil rights violations.

    “For approximately four years, FDOT and Faneuil have engaged in a practice of detaining motorists and their passengers on the Turnpike System until such motorists provided certain personal information in exchange for their release,” attorney James C. Valenti wrote on behalf of the plaintiffs. “The motorists and passengers have been detained without their consent and without legal justification.”

    Under FDOT policies, motorists who pay with $50 bills, and sometimes even $5 bills, are not given permission to proceed until the toll collector fills out a “Bill Detection Report” with data about the motorist’s vehicle and details from his driver’s license. Those unwilling to provide personal information to the toll collector are offered no alternative because the toll collector will not open the barrier, preventing the car from moving forward. FDOT policy does not allow passengers to exit their vehicle, and backing up is illegal and usually impossible while other cars wait behind. Some of those paying in cash object to the idea of carrying the SunPass toll transponder on privacy grounds, but the use of cash is discouraged because it increases operating costs.

    http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/34/3410.asp#source

  5. Stacey says:

    Ever been itching to run a red light that just won’t change? Kansas lawmakers think motorcycle riders should be able to do just that.

    The Kansas House on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow bikers to run a red light if the signal “fails” to turn green after a “reasonable period of time.” The proposal leaves the discretion in the hands of the motorcyclist, but is aimed at ensuring riders don’t get trapped in perpetuity at intersections because of signals that either malfunction or don’t detect the motorcycles.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/23/kansas-house-approves-allowing-bikers-run-red-lights/?test=latestnews

    • photoradarscam says:

      Heck, I’ve run into that locally. What exactly do they expect you to do, wait there all night?

    • What about just turning right, making a u-turn and then another right?

    • oh my says:

      Couple of strong magnets on the bottom of the bike would solve that (if the intersection had detecting loops)

      • The Keeper of the Seven Keys says:

        It won’t solve anything. These embedded inductive loop sensors are designed to detect a pile of ferromagnetic material which, being placed next to the sensor, drives inductancy of sensor loop up to the certain threshold level or higher. Bike is too small “core” for that kind of sensors.

  6. Stacey says:

    The Republican plan to slash government spending by $61bn in 2011 could reduce US economic growth by 1.5 to 2 percentage points in the second and third quarters of the year, a Goldman Sachs economist has warned.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/41753958

  7. Manufacturing fake consent by creating fake people to comment on articles. Does anyone at ATS or Redflex know how much this costs?

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/18/revealed-air-force-ordered-software-to-manage-army-of-fake-virtual-people/

  8. Sure says:

    Call to Amtrak regarding TSA Patdowns

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usa-qX_7J_M&w=640&h=390%5D

    • “It’s not the way he likes to do business” (when someone calls the media on them).

      It seems like the revenue generation through law enforcement is beginning to creep beyond the camera scam.

      Better keep the media on alert, just in case. ;)

  9. More rigorous studies show red light cameras cause more accidents.

    http://thenewspaper.com/news/34/3413.asp

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