Quite a lengthy artical in the Dallas Morning News regarding the City of Dallas idling more that one-fourth of it's 62 red-light cameras. On a lot of the locations they have decided to just make the yellow light timing longer.
So what is the basic aim? money making or safety? If safety, then it should not matter if the city makes no money to justify the operational expense. They should be celebrating the fact that the cameras serve the safety needs of the city rather than almost moaning budget shortfalls.
Main story at: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/st...
I think that this article just confirms the fact that it's not about safety as the public was told - it's about the money. If they ARE savings lives, then the lack of revenue shouldn't matter. I was against them because of the lack of the cameras to be able to judge a situation. There are times when people go into an intersection on yellow because they're right at the line when it turns yellow and they can't stop and end up with a red light before getting out of the intersection. Patrol officers usually won't give out a ticket for that. The camera will.
Thanks for warning people... Now I can take several more seconds to get through the Yelow lights!
Sorry, I know this is off subject- dont let me throw everyone off, but your name tag is cool. I'd all but forgot about that movie. (father of the bride or something?)- it was really funny. "hello, my name is inigo montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die" Thats great man!
Ummm...it was "The Princess Bride".
I was kinda young, but funny show. Hey where is eins comment... it didn't come up this time.
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