After Challenging Red Light Cameras, Oregon Man Fined $500 for Practicing Engineering Without a License
When Mats Järlström’s wife got snagged by one of Oregon’s red light cameras in 2013, he challenged the ticket by questioning the timing of the yellow lights at intersections where cameras had been installed.
Since then, his research into red light cameras has earned him attention in local and national media—
It also got him a $500 fine from the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying.
According to the board, Järlström’s research into red light cameras and their effectiveness amounts to practicing engineering without a license. No, really.
Jerry Pournelle writes about the existence and (of course) the waste and absurdity of “Federal Bunny Inspectors” who (believe it or not) wander the wastelands of America concerned about rabbits used in Magicians acts.
The “Oregon State Board of Examiners” looks like another unneeded and useless sinecure for officious idiots and bureaucrats (I repeat myself).