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Extra fast Yellow lights results in - at least - 1645 citations creating Millions $$ of new Fees / Taxes ?
1 posted on 02/11/2013 9:45:19 PM PST by george76
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I’m an hour and a half north of St. Pete and the red light cameras that were up didn’t make a damn bit of difference.

People ran lights all the time.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 9:47:31 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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best thing to help you with these is the escort 9500ix. and the plastic license plate covers that distort your license at angles so the cameras can’t record your plates.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 9:52:04 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Ignoring the revenue gathering aspects, these red light cameras are an excellent example of what's wrong with this country. Yes. There are certainly some small minority of drivers who drive through red lights. The vast majority of those probably barely miss the yellow, so there's a very small minority of a small percentage of drivers--a very, very small percentage--who break red and actually endanger others.

So what's the problem? The problem is thinking that every problem must be addressed by more government. If you support red light cameras, then why not install them at every lighted intersection, right? Then we can be even more safe, and since the tech is getting really inexpensive, let's put speed cameras on every road, too. We know some people speed. Government, therefore, has an obligation to act.

Unless Americans are willing to put up with a little bit of chaos in life, unless we're willing to say some risks are acceptable, then we're destined for a totalitarian government. No aspect of life will be free from government monitoring and control, because technology is really getting that powerful and inexpensive.

One of the worst things said in America: "There ought to be a law!" Say goodbye to liberty!
4 posted on 02/11/2013 10:25:42 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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I participated in a corruption investigation involving many jurisdictions several years ago. I was stunned at the money those cash cows were producing and how much lobbying and donations were being stuffed into PACs by the red light camera industry. The amounts were staggering. For example Gov. Arnold Schwarznegger received a $200K campaign donation from ACS (one of the most well known red light manufacturers and program administrators). I also found instances where city council members were given “donation” by red light camera administrators. A lot of cities in Californis got caught shortening their yellow light times to generate more revenue. Not only is that unethical as hell but was actually causing more accidents due to drivers rearending each other trying to clear the intersection so they wouldn’t get a ticket! Cities like Washington DC were generating like 5 - 7 Million off one light per year! One of the red light cameras even setup a Red Light Coalition group which was actually run by a professional PR firm to promote red light cameras and get the public stirred up about them by skewing statistics and using emotion to getthe public to approve of them. Sound familiar. They operate just the same as someone we know in the WH. The red light cameras are solely about generating revenue and thatt is how the program is sold to ciity and county government with very little empasis placedon safety.


5 posted on 02/11/2013 11:27:32 PM PST by jsanders2001
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(in my imitation of a strong New York accent)

“What’s the problem? If you don’t like red light cameras get stronger bumpers for your car.”

Actually, there should be criminal liability for anyone that is shown to have shortened the yellow lights. Anyone.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 4:01:16 AM PST by BobL
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If you want to stop these red light cameras from growing, here’s what you do: any time you approach an intersection with a red light camera, if you even think you see something yellow you STAND on the break pedal, especially if you think someone will rear end you. Then lawyer up and sue the insurance company of the guy who hit you. Every time. When insurance companies start seeing the added expense caused by these cameras pile up, they’ll have their lobbiests to bribe, er, I mean make campaign contributions to politicians who will remove the cameras. Spread the pain to the people who are really running government.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 4:26:00 AM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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"rear-end wrecks at intersections with red light cameras spiked 44 percent between November 2011 and October. Also, total crashes actually jumped 10 percent"

Sure, but, hey! That's just the price you pay for increased revenuye.

13 posted on 02/12/2013 6:13:47 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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