It’s easy for us to understand just how incompetent Redflex Traffic Systems because we watched the 3 ring circus that was their contract with Arizona and DPS, signed by Big Sis aka Janet Napolitano. The end of the statewide contract did not mean Redflex’s exit from Arizona, nor did it conclude their seemingly endless stream of bad press.
With all the victories against (Un)American Traffic Solutions at the ballot box this month, Redflex has been missing from our posts for a few weeks.
That hasn’t stopped them from tallying more embarrassments and failures across the United States:
Lousiana – Redflex had been under investigation in Jefferson Parish by the FBI for more than a year over an alleged arrangement that put cash in the pocket of a Judge’s wife and a lobbyist every time their scameras popped a motorist with an extortion ticket. Now another city, Zachary, LA, just north of Baton Rouge wants out of their contract with the Australian operation. Redflex has repeatedly breached their contract with the city, according to city council. In a desperate attempt to prove their little speed trailers were worth the investment, they were deployed against the wishes of the city. The Advocate in Baton Rouge has the full story.
New Mexico – While accident rates are dropping nationwide, cities using Redflex surveillance ticketing are seeing an increase in collisions where it has been deployed. New Mexico Dept of Transportation studies have shown this to be true. That hasn’t stopped inept city councils from continuing the program to the detriment of their own people. TheNewspaper.com has more details.