The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Baltimore:
Speed Cameras Take the Money and Run

Feb 18, 2013

A dispute between Xerox and local contractor Brekford over running Baltimore’s traffic cameras has put the spotlight on how much these contractors are paid.

The city has a new contract promising Brekford $11.20 of each $40 fine collected – and thousands of speed and red light tickets are issued daily. Xerox had made more than nine million dollars in profit from the program last year!

The dispute arose when the Baltimore Sun showed Xerox’s cameras were issuing too many wrong tickets – including one given for speeding to a stopped car.

Can you say, Ca-ching?