Skip to comments.More than 60 percent of red-light camera violations tossed out
Posted on 09/30/2008 9:02:07 PM PDT by george76
Denver's red-light cameras were anything but picture perfect in their first month of operation.
More than 60 percent of the 2,545 suspected red-light violations caught on camera ...have been tossed out.
The reasons vary, but police said that most of the citations were rejected because the "threshold speed" that helps trigger the cameras was set too low, generating hundreds of false readings.
"The cameras fired, but the picture clearly showed all of the vehicles in compliance," ...
Since then, the threshold speed was reset ...
In Denver, police officials expect the city's $838,800 red-light camera system to perform more smoothly in the future and chalk up the incorrect threshold speed to kinks ...
But the camera setting glitch is only the latest in a series for the red-light cameras.
The red-light cameras are projected to generate $1.25 million for the city in 2009.
Delays in the roll-out of the cameras have already forced the city to adjust its 2008 revenue projections.
Before the cameras were installed at four busy intersections, the city had to re-examine its plans after a Rocky Mountain News investigation found that all four locations had short yellow signal times that could possibly turn them into ticket traps and magnets for accidents.
(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...
Well they didn’t catch me last week.
ALmost certainly revenue generation.
Safety cams cost a lot more than what they spent.
I drive down the freeway by a stretch of intersections with a ton of cameras. Every morning I see the tell tale flash and there is no car in or exiting the intersection, with the exception of a couple of times I saw them actually go off when the only cars in the intersection had a green light.
A: "Delays in the roll-out of the cameras have already forced the city to adjust its 2008 revenue projections."
Demand a trial by jury, and then ask for your Constitutional right to face your “accuser”
These are for revenue only!
We need the initiative process on a national scale. The first one should be term limits.
Same design as their automated bagage handling system at the new airport.
I got one of those in the mail this week. They want $75 for me running a red light, which I would never do. I went to the website, and the still photos there appear to show me stopping at the red light and then making a perfectly legal right turn on red. I could prove that if I could access the video, but it crashes every browser I try to watch it in, even after downloading the codecs they say I have to have. Biggest damn extortion plot ever concocted. All those cameras on poles should be sawn off at street level and shoved all the way up the rear ends of whoever invented them.
“Demand a trial by jury, and then ask for your Constitutional right to face your accuser
Paying the fee for a jury trial is a good way to get the prosecutor to make a deal. As for the accuser, they have that covered. The accuser is the cop who studied the film, and that cop comes to court and testifies.
If you value freedom get rid of these things!
I hate those things. The government just loooooves to spend.
Good. Then lets see how many resources they have to send the “accusers” to every trial. Gotta fight back people.