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.
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?
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.
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”.
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.
Houston-—too hot, too big, too many illegals, and now too many liberal politicians. Why is it that every major city eventually becomes a liberal rathole.
Los Angeles has been contemplating turning the red-light cameras off.
They’re not bringing in the revenue. Judges refuse to enforce the tickets.
Here are a couple of Google links that provide a number of articles on the subject.
What is a city? Which city are you referring to? There are at least 275 municipalities in the US with populations over 100K.
A headline like “City turning red-light cameras back on” is about as useful as “Team wins game!”
Texans are a breed apart. This could never happen there.
Must be some other Texas.
The city I live in put a few in but now has removed all red light cameras. There is still some sanity left in SoCal.
Can’t wait to see the police cheif’s excuse when accidents go up again. He claimed they went down with the cameras off because gas prices were high and the weather’s been dry.
When can we vote this POS out?