NEWS

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March 16, 2008

Perverse incentives

Law makers in Dallas are considering ditching camera enforcement of running red lights because it has worked too well. No one runs them anymore and the city isn't getting any revenue from tickets.Also, the cameras cost a couple thousand dollars a year to upkeep. Of course, there are huge social costs to people running red lights, but maybe Dallas subscribes to the Leslie Hairston school of politics.