Skip to comments.City turning red-light cameras back on
Posted on 07/06/2011 10:57:36 AM PDT by Ron H.
The city of Houston will turn its red-light cameras back on today, Mayor Annise Parker announced after this mornings City Council meeting.
According to a statement from the mayors office, tickets will be issued after a short period of equipment testing.
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Cities coffers and donut fund must be running low...
I’m really surprised, since Houston is in Texas, that people haven’t shot those cameras off the pole. They did in some town in KY a few years back.
Guess the turnips need to be squeezed one more time to see if there may not be a drop of blood left. Houston stinks.
They need the money for their lucrative government retirement pensions...
What’s the legal explanation for this ability to turn them back on?
There was an article here a few months ago about accidents being DOWN since they turned off the cameras. There were all sorts of silly explanations:good weather, fewer drivers, etc.
So, I wonder what “safety” statistic caused them to decide to turn them back on? Or was it an “income” statistic?
Someone I used to work with claimed she had used her Glock to shoot not one, but two of these in a certain western state.
Code Section A-7, HPD-PC-187-334190: We need more money, pay up.
The judge ordered the cameras back on because she believes the referendum was passed to late. Red Light camera opponents should begin with a new referendum to mandate no less than a delay of 10 seconds after red before the cameras are triggered to capture an image.
or how about a referendum slapping about a billion petty bureaucratic regulations and specs on the cameras that will ultimately cause the contractor to just throw-up their hands and walk away?
Just one more reason I am glad I moved to the suburbs. The city is a disaster because of years of total liberal mismanagement.
Shot noise generator might do it too.
Big Brother is ticketing you, all in the name of “public safety”.
easier to use them as targets
Houston sure has turned into a sewer. Can’t say God at military cemeteries anymore either. I can’t believe it’s part of Texas. Katrina definitely hit the wrong city.
In opticsIn optics, shot noise describes the fluctuations of the number of photons detected (or simply counted in the abstract) due to their occurrence independent of each other. This is therefore another consequence of discretization, in this case of the energy in the electromagnetic field in terms of photons. In the case of photon detection, the relevant process is the random conversion of photons into photo-electrons for instance, thus leading to a larger effective shot noise level when using a detector with a quantum efficiency below unity. Only in an exotic squeezed coherent state can the number of photons measured per unit time have fluctuations smaller than the square root of the expected number of photons counted in that period of time. Of course there are other mechanisms of noise in optical signals which often dwarf the contribution of shot noise. When these are absent, however, optical detection is said to be “photon noise limited” as only the shot noise (also known as “quantum noise” or “photon noise” in this context) remains.
Shot noise is easily observable in the case of photomultipliers and avalanche photodiodes used in the Geiger mode, where individual photon detections are observed. However the same noise source is present with higher light intensities measured by any photodetector, and is directly measurable when it dominates the noise of the subsequent electronic amplifier. Just as with other forms of shot noise, the fluctuations in a photo-current due to shot noise scale as the square-root of the average intensity:
The shot noise of a coherent optical beam (having no other noise sources) is a fundamental physical phenomenon, reflecting quantum fluctuations in the electromagnetic field (due to the so-called zero-point energy. This sets a lower bound on the noise introduced by quantum amplifiers which preserve the phase of an optical signal.
FoxyTag.com is a website that offers free software that you download onto your cell phone to alert you of nearby red light cameras.
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