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City employees caught by red light cameras 119 times
Copyright 2012 www.democratandchronicle.com. All rights reserved. | 9:19 AM, Sep 8, 2012 | Written by Brian Sharp Staff writer

Posted on 09/08/2012 9:53:42 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

The Rochester, NY, Democrat & Chronicle reports that city of Rochester employees have committed at least 119 red light violations while driving city vehicles.

But, unlike John Q Public, the violators have their fines waived.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: newyork; redlightcameras; rochester; sourcetitlenoturl
Interesting example of "News and discussion of crime, corruption government abuse, power grabs, and scandal."
1 posted on 09/08/2012 9:53:46 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; ...

Upstate bump


2 posted on 09/08/2012 10:22:59 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m a County employee, I run red lights all the time, sometimes right in front of police cars with no consequence. I do it in a snowplow or sander making the roads safe for the citizens. I don’t see how library or building services folks have an excuse though.

One of our dump truck drivers ran a red light and was ticketed, he was given a written warning, if he did it a second time 3 days off without pay, 3rd strike and your out(fired). BTW, he also paid the ticket.


3 posted on 09/08/2012 10:38:46 AM PDT by Tailback
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To: Behind Liberal Lines


4 posted on 09/08/2012 10:43:23 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tailback

Yes, there are times like yours were it is proper. I’d also give other emergency services a pass.


5 posted on 09/08/2012 11:01:34 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1328 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

I live one house down from an intersection with a 4-way stop.

Virtually nobody but me stops completely, including the police, who cruise through even more blatantly than the general public - ‘cause they’re special. They’re also exempt from the ridiculously low speed limits the rest of us have to abide by or else.

I’ve often been close to being rear-ended many times because I’m also one of the rare people who stops behind the white line, rather than stopping halfway into the crosswalk.


6 posted on 09/08/2012 11:22:50 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Depends what city you work for. I got pegged by a red light camera while driving a non-emergency fire department vehicle and got the whole nine yards.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 11:37:04 AM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Some pigs are more equal than others


8 posted on 09/08/2012 12:22:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Tailback; Behind Liberal Lines
I’m a County employee, I run red lights all the time, sometimes right in front of police cars with no consequence. I do it in a snowplow or sander

Why would your job require you to perform your duties in an unsafe manner?

9 posted on 09/08/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Because if you stop in a snowplow it leaves a huge mound of snow because you lose the forward momentum required to “peel” the snow and chute it off the roadway. The sander requires a certain RPM for the hydraulic PTO to cast sand over the entire lane. We try to time the lights as we approach but sometimes lady luck doesn’t smile and if there are no cars waiting to go through we proceed with caution. Bear in mind, usually this is done in the middle of the night with little or no traffic.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 1:03:13 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Tailback

So tell me, when you’re routinely running red lights in the snow plow, if a family broadsided you killing them all, are the tax payers liable?


11 posted on 09/08/2012 1:20:55 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tailback
Because if you stop in a snowplow it leaves a huge mound of snow because you lose the forward momentum required to “peel” the snow and chute it off the roadway.

BTW, I'm trying to figure out how it's thrown, "Off the highway" when you're running red lights through an intersection?

Going through an intersection, wouldn't the snow be just thrown into the intersection?

12 posted on 09/08/2012 1:28:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I guess I shouldn’t have blocked an intersection a couple years ago backsanding to a fire truck that slid off the road responding to a medical call and couldn’t move?


13 posted on 09/08/2012 3:11:27 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: chrisser

“I’ve often been close to being rear-ended many times because I’m also one of the rare people who stops behind the white line, rather than stopping halfway into the crosswalk.”

Now you’ve touched a nerve. I drive a big truck and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to make a left turn onto a street but can’t, because someone in a car is sitting 8 feet past the line. Do these people ever wonder why those lines are painted on the road?


14 posted on 09/08/2012 4:41:53 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Tailback

Instead of evading the questions, feel free to answer the questions in #11 & #12.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 4:46:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Dartman
I drive a big truck ...

Boy, do I feel for you guys. I've always tried to be aware of trucks and be extra courteous in traffic, but a few years ago we bought a little travel trailer, and that experience, while nothing close to a big rig, really opened my eyes to some serious idiocy on the roads that you guys have to deal with.

I've had people so close to the back of my trailer I couldn't see them anymore (and I have trailering mirrors). I've had people almost merge into my trailer (how could you miss the giant beige box with red stripes and lights on?). Had people slip into the space I'm trying to leave ahead of me (so I can stop in time if needed) on the freeway, and then slam on their brakes for no apparent reason, or slow down to the point I try to pass them, then they speed up and pace me (whether I speed up or slow down) while I'm in the passing lane so I can't pass, can't get back over, and end up blocking the passing lane (which I hate to do).

It would be bad enough if all this was malicious, but I think it's almost worse that it seems to be due to total cluelessness. I don't know how some guys can do it for a living - I think I'd go insane.
16 posted on 09/08/2012 4:58:54 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: dragnet2
. . . if a family broadsided you killing them all, are the tax payers liable?

If a bear sh*ts in the woods, would the Pope hear it?

17 posted on 09/08/2012 5:01:25 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (oboy)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Just a wild guess, but that’s probably why he evaded the questions.


18 posted on 09/08/2012 5:10:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Interesting how the thread devolved into a discussion of snow plow do’s and dont’s.

In other news, how about that Cornell grad Sandra Fluke?


19 posted on 09/09/2012 3:55:10 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Near term Obamacare 'Unit")
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