Showing posts from September, 2012

It's About The Money

Orange County Red Light Camera Contract What they don't want you to know... Orange County and American Traffic Solutions [ATS] have a contractual relationship involving the Red Light Cameras that we see popping up everywhere (for Orange County, it only involves those cameras in Orange County and outside of the cities). We have been told by our leaders (a/k/a politicians) that these cameras are for "our" safety.

The reality is that the contract between Orange County and ATS is very lucrative for both parties.

Read the contract here:

More information at Eric J Dirga, PA website.

Speeding on I-4

A few weeks back a woman in her twenties was killed on Interstate 4. She had gotten into a minor accident in the early morning hours and tried to get to the side of the road. As she walked/ran to get to safety she was struck and killed by another vehicle traveling above the speed limit.

Every morning the news reports accidents on I-4 and other roads throughout central Florida. Often the accidents involve deaths. Every time we drive on I-4 there is someone exceeding the speed limit, tailgating, cutting off another driver or any combination of those activities in their rush to get somewhere. Somewhere that is undoubtedly not important enough to risk other people's lives for.  This is the tragedy. Commuters know all too well the dangers involved while driving on I-4 yet some don't care.

Yes, the on ramps are not particularly well designed, the amount of vehicle traffic has increased, and the road needs to be resurfaced. However, most everyone that drives on I-4 knows this. Daily…