Monday, May 11, 2009

New Detector For Red Light and Speed Cameras

Cobra Electronics has released a new radar detector with a regularly updated database of red light and speed cameras. The device uses GPS to alert drivers when they are approaching a known location of a red light camera. The color of the warning light changes as the driver gets closer and an arrow shows the driver where the camera is located. The current device offered by Cobra goes for $389. However, they plan on offering another model for $99 in June that will have fewer features but cost $1 less than a red light ticket. The current device is called "Aura" and can be found here.

Chicago currently has 141 intersections monitored by red light cameras. Since this program started in November of 2003, the city has generated approximately $122 million in revenues. In 2008, total revenue amounted to $44.8.

City officials continue to claim that the aim is to make roads safer and not to raise revenue. You be the judge.

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