May 11, 2011
NEWS FLASH: Red Light Cameras Don't Work!
Do you remember when you wondered why math was important in school? As it turns out, without the most basic math skills, you might end up working for companies like Redflex or American Traffic Solutions.
Earlier this week, we saw how terrible Redflex is at calculating the worth of their company, but what about American Traffic Solutions?
News from Texas and Missouri this week proves that they may be greatly hindered in basic calculations.
February 10, 2011
What does one do when they are universally hated but has a lot of stolen money and the backing of banking/investing mega corporate-conglomerate Goldman Sachs?
That’s just one of the many PR tactics American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is trying out in a desperate attempt to create “Astro Turf” support.
March 2, 2010
After a State Supreme Court decision involving a red light photo ticket issued to a Missouri state highway patrol worker, the city of Springfield has made the decision to suspend use of the cameras. All pending cases have been dismissed.
In a unanimous decision by the court, photo tickets can no longer be considered “administratively. They must be heard in a circuit court. This completely changes how the tickets will be handled by the city.
Sources have confirmed that the Red Light Cameras in the city have been turned off. More info to come.
October 30, 2009
Artists's rendition of a recent 1.7 million dollar heist. Suspects may be armed and up for re-election.
Stupid Criminals – Municipal authorities in Kansas City, MO have failed at a recent robbery attempt.
The city officials used red light cameras to extort over 1.7 million dollars out of their constituent’s pockets. The cost to install the cameras? 1.7 million dollars.
“The city expected more revenue,” said KMBC reporter Micheal Mahoney. “The program that was designed to make money for the city may end up costing [them] money.”
Proving there’s no honor among thieves, scam cam vendor American Traffic Solutions has pocketed most of the dough:
The city budget director, Troy Schulte, said that most of the income from the fines are going to the vendor, American Traffic Solutions.
No charges have been filed against Kansas City by Kansas City in the failed robbery, although over 3,000 people have decided to fight back by requesting a hearing. The unexpected battle took the attackers off-guard:
There are 3,000 cases waiting to be heard at the (Kansas City) Municipal Court, which means the (Kansas City) police need overtime workers to re-examine the red-light pictures.
Other recent failed ticketing robberies include beleaguered Redflex Group’s statewide Arizona effort.