A mere seven years after instituting a program that would eventually issue 180,000 traffic tickets to motorists who drove through red lights - outrageously expensive tickets that, in a hilarious little twist, it now turns out, weren't the kind of traffic tickets that you actually have to pay - the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to discontinue the initiative.
After only seven years and 180,000 tickets. That L.A. City Council is one agile little decision-making legislative body, ain't it?
Here's the Los Angeles Times story about today's staggering development, complete with lots of photos of - well, what else? - red traffic lights.
Here's my previous blog post with more background. (And a photo of Jason Bateman, if you're into that kind of thing.)