Speed Camera Lottery

Stockholm, Sweden has recently experimented with an innovative way to monitor speeding through the use of a speed camera lottery.  Just like the typical speed cameras, drivers will be issued a fine for speeding through the camera.  This particular speed camera differs from the others in that "the people who are obeying the law will have one of their licence plates pulled (in a lottery) and receive a portion of the money collected from those who were speeding.”  The experiment seemed to work with the average speed on the street used dropping from 32 kilometers per hour to 25 kilometers per hour.  One lucky motorist ultimately received a check for $3000 for traveling at a safe speed.  This is an innovative and successful way of dealing with speeding and I for one would love to see it instituted in Virginia. 

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