Revenue cameras raise $39,000 for Des Moines, $27,000 for Gatso

August 9th, 2011 by Joe Kristan

The Des Moines red-light camera racket announced its take for its first month. The key point:

The City of Des Moines pays the vendor of the red light cameras $27 from each $65 red light ticket. It pays the vendor $25 from each speeding ticket.

Not a word about how many accidents were created or saved. But remember, it’s about safety, not revenue.
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