There is a bit of delay posting this--pun intended. If you have ever wondered why a flash goes off for no reason at the BART station intersection on Millbrae Ave. here is the answer.
Drivers in Millbrae should proceed with extreme caution as red light cameras monitoring traffic lights and intersections have issued the most tickets ever, according to an expert who tracks the citations.
The 2,059 tickets issued to drivers in July are the most in a single month since the system was installed a decade ago, according to Jim Lissner, the operator of HighwayRobbery.net who projects the trend to continue through the end of the year.
The cameras have photographed 34,687 drivers this year who may have violated traffic laws at a stop light, according to the website, resulting in 13,607 tickets issued through September. Lissner projects more than 20,000 tickets will be issued before the end of the year. The amount issued this year is already more than the 11,964 issued last year, which was the previous record high. Some of the tickets can be as expensive as $500.
With the jump, Lissner said he believes Millbrae has one of the most active traffic camera systems in the state.
Here is the best--or worst--part:
“We don’t make money off of the traffic cameras,” he said. “We just make enough money to pay back the contractors.”
I think the DJ article is misleading here in that the "he" who is talking about "we" must be Millbrae Councilman Wayne Lee. If that is true the whole bunch of them should resign out of embarrassment over incompetent procurement practices. If a city issues 13,000+ traffic tickets and doesn't clear a profit it's no wonder they need the County Sheriff to step in and patrol for them. Very sad.