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Automated Traffic Enforcement Is Indirect Taxation

photo-enforcement-is-tax-267x300.jpgMost people I talk too don't like taxes and would oppose any increase in taxes. Recognizing that, local governments across the country have country have come up with a clever way to tax you under the guise of "public safety:" Automated Traffic Photo Enforcement.  This automated enforcement includes photo radar devices and red light photo devices.  On its face, stopping people from speeding or running red lights seems like a plausible public safety concern.  However, you don't have to dig far to discover that these schemes have nothing to do with public safety.