Bremerton’s ‘Cop Cams’: Just the Tip of the Iceberg?August 12th, 2008 by josh farley
About five months in to Bremerton’s grand traffic camera experiment, it’s safe to say we’ve adjusted to the “cop cams” — or at least, our wallets have felt an adjustment.
But those in Bremerton may just be preparing for an inevitability: more cameras, everywhere.
McClatchy Newspapers reported Monday that more than 300 communities around the nation are using said “cop cams.” But it’s not just for red lights, McClatchy reports. Speed cameras are cropping up. Soon there’ll be cameras on buses and in construction zones, they say.
It wasn’t long ago that we commented on the apparent decline of red light cameras in some cities. The reason was that after awhile, drivers became attuned to the cameras, changed their ways, and the money dried up. (I always wondered: couldn’t they just move them to another location?)
But now, it appears we may have simply tipped the iceberg.
Don’t forget: for more on traffic tickets, including a history of Bremerton’s cameras, click here.