Our laws of the road have everything to do with our safety and nothing to do with a revenue stream!
Here’s proof: Dallas City Hall has shut off more than a quarter of their intersection cameras because they were keeping people from running red lights, depriving the city of millions of dollars in ticket revenue.
How many fatalities occur every year in Dallas as the result of somebody running red lights? Whatever that number is, it’s not high enough because the city’s running low on ticket money.
In an attempt to shed some related humor amid this government idiocy, here’s a joke I remember from George Carlin:
Two guys are driving in a car. The car comes to a red light. The driver sails right through… woosh! The passenger says to the driver, “What are you doing!?” The driver replies, “Don’t worry about it man, my brother drives like this!”
They come to another red light. Again, the driver sails right through…woosh! Again the passenger asks, “What are you doing!?” The driver replies, “I told you, don’t worry about it, my brother drives like this!”
They come to a green light and stop. The passenger says, “What are you doing!?” The driver replies, “My brother might be coming the other way…”