The problem of cars evading speed, red-light and bus-lane cameras with defaced or covered plates has gotten markedly worse — with more than 7 percent of plates that triggered automated enforcement cameras last summer proving to be unreadable.
The biggest story of the holiday weekend dropped on Friday when Gothamist became the latest outlet to notice that a car belonging to Council Transportation Committee Chair Selvena Brooks-Powers continues to be caught by city speed cameras at a rate that's well past shrugging off.
Oregon may soon allow cities more leeway to set lower speed limits on dangerous roads — rather than reserving that power for state transportation leaders whose primary interest, historically, has been moving cars as quickly as possible.
"It's just unbelievable that we are here trying to convince Albany to give us the speed cameras we need that has proven to be successful. The numbers are so clear on how these cameras are helping us," Adams said.