Photo radar

A resident’s perspective.

I see our Mayor and Police Chief are supportive of ‘photo radar enforcement’ in Guelph. I certainly hope that an exhaustive study is done before these are implemented. Before our city spends money on these expensive programs, only to have them scrapped with a court challenge later would seem foolish to me. There is plenty of evidence available that the safety margin realized by photo enforcements is, at best, marginal. In fact there is supportive evidence available that these can actually be counter safety and cause accidents. As in Ontario, many American municipalities have gone away from photo enforcement.
There is also plenty of evidence to support that these photo enforcement cameras are first and foremost nothing but a cash grab. In fact if you’ll listen to Mayor Farbridge and police Chief Larkin support, BOTH of them will admit to the financial gains to be made from these cameras.  EW



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2 responses to “Photo radar

  1. Ron

    How is this post any different from your previous post on this issue?

    Please DO NOT do EXTENSIVE and EXHAUSTIVE studies on this as they will cost us even MORE money.

    Get a grip!!

    If you are driving properly, you have nothing to fear from enforcement cameras.

    Do what other municipalities do; rotate the locations so that it is never known when an intersection is being monitored. Kitchener, Hamilton and other’s already use them.

    So what if it’s a cash grab. At least it’s money being generated from infractions.

    I say bring them on. It’s about time something was done to “educate” drivers in Guelph.

  2. Don

    Same unsupported argument as the other post. If as you say there’s plenty of evidence to support your position then just present it . If the facts are there why would you suggest a study? If you run a red light and get a ticket for running it, how is that a cash grab? You’re not making any sense here.

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