October 22, 2008
Redflex contractors were spotted on the US-60 near Gilbert Road early Wednesday morning, apparently installing cabling and electrical components in the median for auxiliary flash units like the one pictured to the left.
Eastbound traffic was restricted as the HOV lane was closed to make room for workers installing the state’s newest budget-balancing magic wand.
Workers had to kill the power to miles worth of freeway lighting in order to avoid being zapped to a crisp, leaving the freeway dark except for vehicle headlights.
October 14, 2008
DPS has released information detailing their newest freeway camera scam locations. The massive roll-out will make it impossible to travel on a freeway without being under the microscope of an in-your-face camera.
The cameras, which have the capability to constantly record information, are also capable of receiving a character recognition upgrade, allowing the system to read the number plates of all passing vehicles.
Redflex recently expressed interest in moving into “homeland security” on a “national and local level.” Crosstown-competitor American Traffic Solutions went as far as to market their technology as being capable of interfacing with a national vehicle tracking database.
No worries: Every camera going up is just one more that will have to come down.
(Map Data-entry Courtesy CameraFRAUD.com. Data source: 12 News)