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Red light cameras may get shut off [company that runs them in debt]
KABC ^ | 7-24-2009 | Carlos Granda

Posted on 07/24/2009 7:00:19 PM PDT by lainie

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Most public officials like red light cameras, but many motorists do not. The city of Los Angeles is concerned it could lose these high-tech "speed catchers" because of one company's financial woes.

The red light cameras are scattered at intersections all over Southern California, but the company that runs them is also in the red.

"For this particular company, our information is they're $33 million in debt. That's a major problem," said L.A. Councilman Dennis Zine.

The company, Nestor Traffic Systems out of Rhode Island, filed for receivership in June.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: California; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; cameras; redlight

LAT reports: 80% of Red Light Tickets for Right-Turn Violations

1 posted on 07/24/2009 7:00:19 PM PDT by lainie
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To: lainie

So sad.


2 posted on 07/24/2009 7:02:49 PM PDT by conservative cat (America, you have been PWNED!)
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To: lainie

As soon as they go under, all tickets not yet handled will be DROPPED!


3 posted on 07/24/2009 7:03:14 PM PDT by 2harddrive (S)
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To: lainie

Bwa ha ha.


4 posted on 07/24/2009 7:04:41 PM PDT by LiberConservative (I think Liberals are idiots and I VOTE!)
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To: 2harddrive

I really doubt that this has ever been cost effective... good riddance.... “neat little thingy”


5 posted on 07/24/2009 7:06:06 PM PDT by bareford101
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To: lainie

DC makes Bazillions off of these things. So does the UK.

In neither case have the safety numbers been improved.


6 posted on 07/24/2009 7:06:38 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: 2harddrive

Maybe the dems can send the convicts they’re soon to release out to gather them up. :)


7 posted on 07/24/2009 7:12:51 PM PDT by rvoitier ("The law allows what honor forbids." -- C. C. Colton)
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To: lainie

At least in the King James version, there’s not a single thing in either testament of the Bible about anybody going to hell for shooting an electronic device...


8 posted on 07/24/2009 7:13:53 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: TWohlford
I don't have a problem with these cameras at "problem" intersections: that's how they have been used in my city. I nearly got T-boned at one of those intersections by someone running a red-light before the camera was installed.

I do have a problem with using them for revenue generation -- especially when the city gets caught lowering the yellow-light time to catch more violators. It's happened.

Overall, the camera's role in safety is mixed. It appears to reduce "perpendicular" collisions (i.e. the T-bone), but increases rear-end collisions due to people stopping unexpectedly for a yellow-light.

9 posted on 07/24/2009 7:16:51 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: justlurking

These cameras just create resentment and even more disrespect for authority.


10 posted on 07/24/2009 7:31:45 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: justlurking
Not to change the subject but where I live I have been hearing radio spots asking for people to have small computers put in their cars for monitoring their driving and they are going to pay them over 800 buck for ten months of data collection. It's being done a university so they say for determine in a more fair way of getting revenue for roads. Has anyone else been hearing the radio spots? I live in Kansas.
11 posted on 07/24/2009 7:40:23 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Warning: Some words may be misspelled/ You will get over it / Klingon is my 1st language)
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To: guitarplayer1953

They’re playing in the Chicago metro area.


12 posted on 07/24/2009 7:42:34 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker
What's your state tax on gas? I'm wondering if they will do away with the gas tax or just add this user tax on top of it? Probably the latter
13 posted on 07/24/2009 7:46:31 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Warning: Some words may be misspelled/ You will get over it / Klingon is my 1st language)
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To: guitarplayer1953

Illinois has one of the highest gas taxes in the nation. Do away with the gas tax? That’ll never happen.


14 posted on 07/24/2009 8:01:20 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

Here in Kansas they raised the gas tax for road work by our Repubic senators in the state and then Governor Katleen Sibelius borrowed or should I say took money for her social programs. If I ran a business the way they tax and spend I’d be brought up on embezzlement charges.


15 posted on 07/24/2009 8:19:28 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Warning: Some words may be misspelled/ You will get over it / Klingon is my 1st language)
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To: conservative cat
So sad.

Any bet on what the CEO pays himself a year.

16 posted on 07/24/2009 8:34:01 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: guitarplayer1953

SCAM


17 posted on 07/24/2009 8:35:57 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: lainie
We have mobile speed cameras here and they occasionally show up hoping to catch HS kids leaving school. The camera is in a big minivan which gets parked in a spot where no one else ever pars and to make sure they are well visible they put out safety cones. You can literally see them 200 yrds away.

Anyway some of the HS kids decided to turn the tables and wrote down the tag number of the “SafeSpeed” van and then made fake tags with then van number. They then went zooming past it all day and then changed the tags back. One of the local cops who lives in the neighborhood told me about this and said the “SafeSpeed” folks thought they were having a banner day only to find their own mailbox jammed with tickets 2 weeks later.

18 posted on 07/24/2009 9:00:40 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Boiler Plate

Re: your post 18, best laugh I had all day!


19 posted on 07/24/2009 9:09:43 PM PDT by theymakemesick (You may be a terrorist if you went to church last Sunday or think "shall not be infringed" means it)
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To: lainie

The Washington Times has run a couple of good pieces on red light cameras. One interesting statistic was that each additional second of yellow light reduced the number of tickets by about 80%. Yet municipalities reduce the length of the yellow light to increase revenue.


20 posted on 07/24/2009 9:11:51 PM PDT by TChad
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To: LiberConservative

Just pay the company off with an IOU -- problem solved:


21 posted on 07/24/2009 9:12:54 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: theymakemesick

I laughed for a week.


22 posted on 07/25/2009 8:03:47 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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