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Motorists received 10,000 speed bumps in 14 days in the same city

The speed cameras were busy in the American town of Morrison. In 14 days, 10,000 motorists were flashed on the same stretches.

Speed cameras are a furiously good business. That is, for everything other than the drivers. A frighteningly good example can be found in the town of Morrison, located in the US state of Colorado.

Here, in just 14 days – precisely between 8 and 22 May this year – motorists were hit with a whopping 10,287 speeding stops because they were speeding past the city's speed cameras.

CBS News writes that.

In comparison, the city's officers wrote just 135 speeding tickets by hand in the entire month of April. The violent many speeding tickets are drawn because the drivers have cards 'more than 16 km/h' too fast.

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At its worst, 1,421 motorists were flashed on one and the same day in the race. In total, motorists must now part with 400,000 dollars, equivalent to 2.7 million Danish kroner, in speed booths.

Morrison police chief Bill Vinelli denied to CBS News that the speed cameras were set up to line the drivers' pockets. Instead, he insists that the cameras are set up to 'increase safety on the roads'.

There are just 396 inhabitants living in Morrison. But the city is a draw for tourists every year. Whether it is to get the tourists to contribute to the city's economy in a slightly alternative way, the police chief does not relate to that.

Conversely, almost half of the city's income already in 2021 came from the speed cameras. A former police chief also insists that he was fired because he was responsible for not 'enough speeding tickets being issued'.

However, we do not need to travel all the way to the USA to see that speed cameras, laser measurements and the police's general pursuit of motorists is good business.

Boosted has described how much the Danish state earns from speed cameras every year. When 2022 turned into 2023, the Danish police immediately put several new photo vans into use, so that a special group of road users can be flashed.Read more about it here .

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