Roosevelt Field mall Camera: Accidents Went Up

Nassau County reported some numbers on their red light camera program, which Newsday published a couple of articles about, including this one. Turns out the camera at Old Country Road and Ring Road has generated the most tickets in the whole county, by far, however accidents at the intersection actually went up 86 percent! I wonder if they’ll take the camera down now since obviously it hasn’t had the safety impact they hoped for. Check out these numbers, quoted from Newsday:

Cameras at the location produced 34,709 tickets in 2010 — nearly 100 a day — dwarfing the number generated at all other county intersections with cameras. At $50 a ticket, that works out to $1.7 million in potential collections from that one spot.

One hundred tickets a day – unbelievable!

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