Sunday, February 01, 2009

Traffic Light Fraud

Ok, it's been a while. But I just had to post when I saw this piece of news.

Have you seen those cameras on top of traffic lights to detect people running red lights? Well apparently, in Italy the lights have been rigged to change from amber to red in just three seconds instead of the regulatory five or six seconds, resulting in over a million people being fined. It is estimated that this fraudulent scheme may have raked in up to £116.4 million.

I was shocked when I read this. You know why? Because in my town we're lucky if the damn lights stay on green for five or six seconds, never mind amber!

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