As governments are wont to tell you when they are jacking you, it's for your own good. Clive has in its hands a study showing rampant red light violations, jeopordizing the the lives of its citizens. Guess who performed the study?
Council members have reviewed an accident history for some of Clive's high volume intersections and traffic violation data compiled with the aid of temporary cameras at those intersections. The traffic violation survey was conducted by Redflex, an Arizona company that Clive City Manager Dennis Henderson will consider contracting with for traffic signal enforcement operations.
Well, there you have it. Redflex makes its money installing and running red light cameras. Their study shows a need for... red light cameras. Imagine that.
We can now can look forward to an epidemic of rear-end collisions in Clive. But that won't be the fault of the cameras, which will only be responsible for the accidents that don't happen.
Maybe it's all about economic development. At least one Clive business can look forward to a windfall.