Redflex continues its propaganda and lie machine with today’s press release, which claims a poll (they paid for) shows overwhelming support for their business:
“According to the results of a new poll released this week, the vast majority of Louisiana residents support the use of photo traffic enforcement to monitor and discourage speed and red light running.”
It goes on to claim: “Nearly 72 percent believe the legislature should allow the use of traffic cameras.”
True public opinion shows a much different picture. In April of this year, more than 85% of Sulphur, LA residents voted to reject photo enforcement. And recent polls in the UK echo the same sentiment:
- Only 27% think speed cameras improve road safety (73% do not)
- Only 18% believe more speed cameras should be installed (82% do not)
Good try Redflex, but the truth is something money can’t buy:
Automated ticketing has never survived a public vote.