Speed Cam Money Went to Gov’t, Not Research


motivational-govtHeadlines like these sure cast automated ticketing in a warm, fuzzy light. Of course our favorite beleaguered ticketing vendor, Redflex, hails from down under as well.

“Spinal cord speed cameras now revenue raisers”

It has been revealed the New South Wales Government is now collecting the revenue from speed cameras which were installed specifically to raise money for research into spinal cord injuries.

The speed camera plan was announced in 2003 by the former Premier Bob Carr and the quadriplegic actor Christopher Reeve.

Ten speed cameras were installed in school zones across the state for the program.

During a budget estimates hearing, the Government said the money now goes into Consolidated Revenue.

The revelation angered the Nationals MP Duncan Gay.

“The original announcement was that 10 extra speed cameras would be put in place specifically for this,” he said.

“Those 10 cameras are still in place, yet you are now telling us that quietly, in the dark of night, this whole procedure has changed and the people of New South Wales are being duped.”

15 Responses to Speed Cam Money Went to Gov’t, Not Research

  1. The news about photo ticketing corruption is coming out so fast, I can’t even keep up with it all.

    Maybe our State Legislature could finally step up and do the right thing…. (yeah,,,,right.)

    • Roger R. says:

      Don’t worry about those stooges.. They’ll all be out of a job in the next election. They should also expects signs waves in front of their gated communities if they keep voting like they have been. And of course- their names might somehow wind up on signs..

      Sorry Stooges!

      • Brent says:

        Hahahahaha! At least these stooges would leave the citizens alone if they were elected. Our government is so out of touch with reality, its a miracle they even still make it to the capitol to vote on their nonsense bills.

      • Ernest Hater says:

        Which one is ETB/LAB? Oh, wait, he got fired for texting that he wasn’t coming to work.

  2. photoradarscam says:

    The politicians are so desperate to get these cash cows in place, they resort to lying about their intentions and the gullible people believe them. -Oh, we’re just going to put them in construction/school zones. -Oh the money’s going to go here. -Oh, this is just a pilot program. -Oh, we’re only going to take pictures when a violation takes place. -Oh, we’re not going to take police off of active patrol for camera-related work like frequent flier units. And on and on. But, as long as you have people like Ernie Bass who believe this crap they’ll keep pumping it out.

    Oh, and Obama’s not going to raise your taxes.

    • Brent says:

      Yes, of course.. Obama won’t raise your taxes. He only wants to raise taxes for those pesky rich people.. You know, people who make more than $55,000 a year..

      LOL

  3. Bryan R says:

    The sad part is that the “sin tax” mentality for the average Joe that likes speed cameras has no problem with this.

    “I don’t smoke.. raise taxes on them. Let’s do some good and insure the poor. They shouldn’t be smoking anyways.”

    “I don’t speed.. put ’em up. Let’s do some good for the paraplegics. They shouldn’t be speeding anyways.”

    “They’re raising taxes on BEER? Those aholes! Things are expensive enough these days! We give enough to those cripples!”

    Ignorance…

  4. Stacey says:

    Bryan,

    I think of all those things as discriminatory taxes.

  5. Jason Mann says:

    So if I was in New South Wales, I was able to donate to spinal research by driving too fast in school zones? Sounds like speeding for charity…

  6. Stephen says:

    And they said speed cameras were about safety.

    NOT!

    They more BS like this they pull the more the public sees them for what they are, A SCAM!

  7. LoneWolf says:

    Sad part is that when some scameras are put in place to raise money for charity, especially if it involves children, people become convinced that it’s for a good cause so they have no problem with them popping up all over the place. But it’s great to see the good ol gov falling back on its word when it saw all that money going somewhere else rather than in its own pocket. The millionth time.. “It’s all about the money”.

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