Another form of scandalous photo ticketing in Texas

image: camera lensPhoto ticketing company BusGuard has teamed up with several San Antonio-area school districts for a money making scheme related to ticketing those illegally passing school buses. It’s sold as being for the safety of children yet there is nothing but a profit motive for unsafe behavior to continue.

KENS reports: “Ticketing will begin on Monday, with 40 percent of the revenue from those tickets going right back to the school districts. The other 60 percent will go to the private company that installed and operates the cameras, BusGuard.”

Photo ticketing is a scandalous undertaking which encourages bad behavior by making such profitable for the vendor and a fat revenue stream for government. In turn local government has less incentive to apply proper law enforcement techniques to diminish the objectionable behavior.

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