Michael Silence had this
about the proposed contract for Redflex to install red light cameras in Knoxville.
Redflex gets 85% of the first $4,500 worth of citations for each calendar month for each location. Since the citations are $50 each, that should be the first 90 citations each calendar month. After the first 90, the money would be split 50/50 between RedFlex and the City of Knoxville. First 90 citations = $4,500 x .85 = $3,825 for RedFlex. The City of Knoxville would only get $675 of that $4,500. (After the first $4,500, the split will be 50/50 with the City of Knoxville. For now, I'm only going to talk about the first $4,500.)
However, the contract refers to the first $4,500 that comes from “Designated Intersection Approach” and not “each intersection”. On page 3, (F) has the definition for “Designated Intersection Approach” as those set forth in Exhibit A. However, in Exhibit A, it refers to “implementation of up to 15 intersections”. The question is then, in the compensation part, are they talking about having cameras set up at 15 intersections or at each of the approaches (which is usually 4) at each of the 15 intersections?
Then there is this on page 7 of the contract. “(N) “Intersection Approach” means a conduit of travel with up to four (4) contiguous lanes from the curb (e.g.. northbound, southbound, eastbound or westbound) on which at least one (1) system has been installed by RedFlex for the purposes of facilitating Photo Red Light Enforcement by the City.”
Let’s go back to Redflex’s share for the first $4,500, which would be $3,825. $3,825 x 12 = $45.900 That is for 1 year for 1 location. Multiply that by 15 intersections and you get $688,500 but only if they mean intersections and not approaches the way. If they consider each intersection to have the possibility of 4 “Designated Intersection Approaches”, which I think is what they mean, then that could up their compensation to $2,754,000 each year. ($688,500 x 4).
I don't know about you, but I don't like it.