Why speed cameras don't work as well as we think they do

Speed cameras have been put in at various intersections across the globe. Depending on who you ask, they were put in to bring in money or to reduce accidents. But here's one reason why they don't reduce accidents as much as we think they do. » 2/17/14 9:46am 2/17/14 9:46am

Watch An Old Man In A Nightgown Shoot Up A Speed Camera Truck

An unidentified senior in Sante Fe, New Mexico, apparently fed up with the city's unmanned speed camera truck, decided to take action and fired half-a-dozen rounds from a handgun into the vehicle's windshield. As it was 1:20 in the morning, the man was wearing a flowing white nightgown. » 4/23/12 12:00pm 4/23/12 12:00pm

Arizona Shutting Down Speed Cameras Thursday

Privacy issues and lower-than-expected revenue encouraged Arizona to end their freeway speed camera program. This Thursday, 76 of the cameras go silent. It's a great for, among others, rapper DMX, who was busted by one for speeding. [AZFamily via @DrudgeReport] » 7/12/10 4:00pm 7/12/10 4:00pm

Illinois Governor Wants Speed Cameras On Freeways, Taxation Without…

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is proposing a system of speed cameras lining the state's freeways, targeting speeders in order to generate revenue supporting additional Chicago-based tactical police units. This is easily the most anti-motorists' rights idea we've heard from a politician in about thirty-seven… » 8/07/08 12:15pm 8/07/08 12:15pm

Top Gear Unveils "Throne Of Gratitude," Honors UK Anti-Speed Camera City …

In this past week's episode of Top Gear, the boys awarded Peter Greenlagh, a city councilman in the little UK town of Swindon, the "Top Gear Trophy of Excellence" for taking a stand against speed cameras. Not only that, but Jezza announced the creation of the "Top Gear Throne of Gratitude," inviting Greenlagh to drop by… » 7/22/08 10:00am 7/22/08 10:00am

Passport Radar Detector Includes GPS With Speed Camera Database

Despite the fact that slowing down is still one of the best ways to save gas, people, us included, continue to enjoy a little extra speed courtesy of the radar detector. The latest model from Passport, the 9500ix, includes some unique features to compensate for the latest speed-busting technology: integrated GPS and a… » 7/02/08 4:40pm 7/02/08 4:40pm

Mooning Speed Cameras Are Quickest Way To Get Your Ass In Trouble

Those fancy tea-drinkers from across the pond are all up in arms over a man who was photographed mooning a speed camera. The man drops his trousers and bares his ass for a speed camera on the A1171 Dudley Lane in Cramlington. The police aren't too happy about the matter (honestly, who would be? ass lovers?) because the … » 5/05/08 2:20pm 5/05/08 2:20pm

Brits Give Crossing Guards Cams To Catch Speedsters

First off, are crossing guards in the U.K really called lollipop ladies and men? If it is true, is it because their signs look like lollipops. Or even more creepily, do they hand out lollipops to kids? Regardless, these men and women are now being equipped with helmet-mounted cameras to catch aggressive motorists.… » 5/01/08 4:20pm 5/01/08 4:20pm

Louisana Traffic Official Fights The Law And The Law's Him

From the department of "do what I say, not what I do" comes this awesome story out of Lafayette, Louisiana playing perfectly into our dislike and mistrust of government nanny bureaucracy. Tony Tramel, the Director of Transportation for Lafayette Consolidated Government, is the chap tasked with monitoring and approving… » 4/04/08 9:40am 4/04/08 9:40am

French Revolutionaries Blow Up Speed Cameras

After issuing screeds decrying "the owner State which robs its citizens," the Nationalist Revolutionary Army Faction (FNAR) has launched a campaign of direct action against speed cameras in the Paris region. So far they've destroyed six of the radar-based traffic-enforcement devices with crude explosive devices, and an… » 12/17/07 9:15am 12/17/07 9:15am