As of Monday, August 19, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett County has had its share of ethics issues lately. In light of these issues, I was shocked to learn about the company that Gwinnet County contracted with for school bus cameras.
Redflex Traffic Systems was kicked out of Chicago and is under federal investigation for alleged bribery. Regardless of where you stand on the issue of camera enforcement in our community, our leaders should demand that any vendors to the county uphold the highest ethical standards. The company in question, seems to have a checkered past.
I did a little research and found that Redflex used bribes to influence elected officials in Chicago to earn business there and it leads me to wonder if they are doing the same things here or anywhere they are trying to win contracts.
I personally support these cameras because it makes our kids safer at school bus pick up and drop-off zones . But one thing we can all agree on is that we should not be doing business with vendors with suspect track records.
I urge our school system to avoid doing business with any company that has shown itself to be unethical and to seek other companies to manage our school bus camera program.
Evan Jones, Snellville