November 8, 2011
Courtesy of WarOnDriving.com
Redflex Traffic Systems will say goodbye to Albuquerque in 60 days. Last night, the city council, headed by the efforts of Councilor Dan Lewis, voted to uphold the will of the people and get rid of the city’s red light cameras.
Also gone will be the Redflex “Scamera” vans that take up space on the side of the road and have been known to burst into flames due to over heated electronics.
This decision comes on the heels of an advisory vote by the citizens of Albuquerque last month that favored ending the program.
KQRE has more on this development:
October 5, 2011
Tuesday marked the 18th time that photo enforcement has been rejected by voters. In fact, those nasty cameras have still never survived a public vote.
Going into yesterday’s voting at the polls the numbers were already against camera opponents with early and absentee voting putting them behind by about 800 votes. City councilor Dan Lewis had been the only major outspoken opposition to the program, calling red light cameras “a big scam.”
It was Lewis’s actions alone that put the measure to a vote, but on voting day, a huge push by Campaign For Liberty members certainly made the difference in the results. Live phone calls were made to likely voters reminding them to go out and cast their votes against the red light camera program.
[full story at WarOnDriving.com]