At $100 per ticket, it’s no wonder many Philly drivers share an inveterate hatred for red light cameras that lurk at select intersections throughout the city.
The number of red light cameras has only been increasing over the past few years, with the most noteworthy addition at Grant and the Boulevard– one of the most dangerous intersections in
Philadelphia the country. Unfortunately, as PennDOT reports, accidents have actually increased in this particular area from 138 just five years ago, to 159.
Red light cameras rake in big bucks for the city, with the most profitable cameras located near City Hall. In 2012, the cameras located at Broad Street and Penn Square issued 33,627 violations, and the resulting revenue was a whopping $2 million.
The number of red light cameras are increasing in Philly and New Jersey, and now plans for a few in the Pennsylvania suburbs may be in the works in the near future. So, by the looks of it, our local overlords seem to prefer some extra revenue to the safety of you and your loved ones.