The current POI file lists 267 speed cameras. I see 3 of them going to work, which seems an unfairly high number!! I'm sure it's not the record. Anybody see more of them?
That number covers all the speed cameras for USA and Canada;)
I don't see any speed cameras on the way to work because of 2 things:
1) I'm retired so I don't go to work.
2) There aren't any speed cameras within 25 miles of my house.
I'm glad about both of those reasons!
I guess I am the unlucky one. I see about 7 near where I live and I an retired and don't have to go anywhere..lol.
I don't have any around me but I do venture into them when I wander down to Baltimore or DC. When the alert comes up, that means it's time to start looking around to see if I can spot them.
And another one about 5 miles away, close to my shopping/dining haunts.
I knew the first one existed and was surprised by the second one.
it drives me absolutely crazy when I drive into the city-I live at the far edge of Chicago. I do have mine set to notify at 660 feet as the 1320 foot default gives too many warnings for streets parallel to where I am driving.
The number I see depends on the route I take, but 3 new cameras just got installed on AZ 51 within a couple mile stretch. Add that to the 2 fixed and the 1 to 2 portable that I typically pass on the way and can I see up to 7. Good thing I can keep my Escape controlled otherwise I'd be in trouble!
I don't believe we have any speed cameras yet in Illinois.
Red Light cameras, yes and plenty of em:)
I live in Ft. Wayne so no speed or red light cameras in my vicinity. Only when i go to Chicago to vist my daughter do we run in to red light cameras. Come to think of it, haven't run across a speed camera yet.
I pass one every morning
When I was in Dallas last month, the GPS thought it was a pinball machine. Red Light cameras warnings all over the place.
My daily commute when in Chicago spots 2 stop light cameras for a 5 mi commute unless I choose differing routes - however I am riding a bike and they seem to care not as they cannot seem to read my license plate.
However, when I am at our firm's 'other office' - in London - there is a hellish amount of them, every block it looks to me...
I work for a private ambulance company on long island NY and am constantly traveling to the city and upstate and the only time I really ever see them is when driving through queens and sometimes manhatten
oh don't worry! there on there way! all the cheating
politician's in this town(chicago)are running out of cash flow,(a.k.a. to steal). I pass 8 of them one way from far nw side to central downtown, and most of that trip is on the expressway!!!
sorry about the off-topic rant, (nice place to visit,just don't drive if you can!!!)
i know what a red light camera is, but what is a speed camera? do they take pictures if you're speeding?
There isn't a speed camera within 100 miles of me but in the next couple weeks I'll be going to Dallas so that will change.
Here in New Orleans (and suburbs) I pass at least two every day on my way to the major roads (and in the city the number is growing quickly).
Red light cameras do indeed monitor your speed through the intersection! (No speeding up the 'beat the yellow'!)
Here in AZ, the red light and speed camera alerts are becoming pretty much pointless. With all the new cameras going up, your alarm will be constantly going off. On my 22 mile drive to work there is a camera every 2-4 miles. They are EVERYWHERE now.
People complain about them causing accidents because people slam on their breaks. Well with all the ones they are putting up now, you don't have enough time to get your speed up between cameras!
Since retiring to Florida I have not seen either speed cameras, red light cameras or snow. I really don't miss any of them.
I guess being in a smaller town has some advantages 'cause I never see any around Dubuque. I was surprised by a red light camera on "Welcome Way" in Davenport but that's the first and only one close. I'll keep the file tho for January when we'll be in Phoenix.
I am retired so the cameras don't affect my commute, but I have at least four red light cameras within a three mile radius of my home. According to all the information in the newspaper locally I can expect to have many more very soon.
Speed cameras and roving vans are popping up here in the Phoenix area like toadstools after a rainstorm!
The roving vans are the toughest to see because they can be moved anywhere and the only warning other than a radar detector is a temporary sign saying "Photo Speed Enforcement." I think the biggest problem is that drivers see the sign and immediately look down at their speedometer, take mind off the task of driving and hit their brakes without regard to those behind them on the freeway.
What a headache these things are causing even the most cautious law abiding driver.
That's exactly what they do. They use RADAR to gauge speed and snap your picture if you exceed the maximum threshold that it is set for.
see some in Council Bluffs, IA
I pass three redlight cameras that arn't speed on green activated yet as I don't think legislation alows them here yet. But it isn't the ones on the way to work that get me it is the ones when I am hopelessly lost and/or late going somewhere unfamiliar. The Nuvi has helped me avoid being lost and notifies me of inpending cameras.
Only one 'tween me & the office, but working from home so much I forget about it's existence! Can a Nuvi 205 warn me? Headlines in Chicago recently trumpeted the 1,000,000 (yes a million) red-light camera citations given out at about $100 apiece - maybe more for scofflaws. They awarded the 3rd party vendor a maintenance contract for $35 million-ish for the 197 cameras just now too. What a business! Chicago boasts a 97% accuracy rate. Although the clerks taking calls on these are reportedly fair when the video clearly shows the system was in error, word also has it that when protesting a citation, the city policy is to FINE YOU ANYWAY and tell you to "sue us in civil court". I thought I got one just the other day near Midway airport, but it must've been the other drivers *whew* !
I will see from one to five red light cameras depending on what i'm doing on that day. Last time I checked There were 43 red light cams in the city.
ohwogo nuvi 750
the thread was speed cameras. Not every state approves speed cameras that clock yoru speed and send a picture and ticket. Red light are differant.
I don't pass any yet. But there is a permanent speed detector display sign. I bet it won't take long before they mount a camera.
Here in Maryland the state government is spending money faster than they can collect it. This week the voters passed a law legalizing slot machines. As soon as the Governor, O'Malley Man, realizes that speed cameras are a real money maker, I'm certain he'll be putting them everywhere. Oh well, I don't have to go anywhere in a hurry--except an occasional dash to the bathroom...
Speed cameras are already operational in some jurisdictions, Baltimore and Montgomery County for 2.
Besides fixed locations, MontCo is also using vans (plain white ones with dark windows).
Yeah, I know they're already at the local/county level. I was speaking of their showing up at the state level too.
Here is what is happening in Ohio and what you have to look forward to in your state.
Thought I might pass this along, for those interested!
Glad I'm not in the Buckeye State.
Child hit by car-Reason to put up the cam
Revenue-Reason to leave it up
Good luck to the attorney who brought the case and is going to appeal it, but he probably doesn't have much hope.
7 red light camera's on the way to work. Gotta find a new route. And one day you see the crew out there taking one down just to move it to the next intersections.
They're like Bebe's kids:
They don't die, they multiply
the truth, Jeep225!!! Fort Worth isn't as bad, yet. I live in Lewisville, and so far, no red light cameras that I know of.
We've only got one speed camera around here and it's nowhere near where I drive, but we've got plenty of red lighters
I've got to laugh, during my normal travels I seem to pass most of the Red Lights I've added to the file.
I counted them last week and I've got 10 on my normal routes during the week and adding the places I go occasionally, then I pass a total of about 16, I think, got to love the money grubbing GTA politicos.
I live in Lewisville, and so far, no red light cameras that I know of.
Lewisville has proposed the red light cameras to the city council but they haven't bought into it yet. I'm sure it's coming. These things seem to be multiplying all around the DFW area (Denton, Plano, Frisco, Dallas, the list keeps going).
Decent city, I grew up there.
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