Loving those red light cameras
The Kansas City Star
You’ve got to love those red light cameras now.
Kansas City area residents had cursed the devices for nailing folks turning right on red lights without coming to a complete stop or for getting caught running traffic signals. But red light cameras showed their worth by nabbing a Kansas City fraud detective while he was on a family vacation in Florida, driving a Police Department-issued undercover car.
The Kansas City Star reports today that the 28-year veteran of the force was caught on camera on March 13. The ticket and photo of the offense went to the registered owner of the leased car, which was the Kansas City Police Department, showing not only the undercover vevhicle but the trailer the cop was pulling with it from Kansas City.
Busted! The undercover officer conveniently retired after being caught.
An often used “curtesy” among law enforcement officers nationwide when stopping fellow cops for traffic offenses is to give the offender with a badge a pass.
Thank goodness for the unblinking honesty of red light cameras.