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Big Orange Jeff Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-10 06:03 PM
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5. I wonder if anyone has challenged the constitutionality of red light/speeding/toll booth cameras
It seems to me that, by sending tickets to the registered owners of the offending vehicles, the police departments are assuming the owner was driving the vehicle. If challenged in court, that puts the burden of proof on the accused, instead of the other way around. It seems that the PD would be required to prove that the owner was actually driving the vehicle. The Constitution protects us from having to prove we're innocent.

I also wonder if this third-party, American Traffic Solutions, gets to pocket any of the money from the citations generated by its cameras. That would certainly open the door to possible tampering with the cameras to return inflated speeds, in order to boost profits.

Just curious.

Big Orange Jeff
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