Arnold Mo, City Council, yesterday extended their contract with American Traffic Solutions for one more year of Red Light Cameras.
I put this in another thread, but bears repeating.
VOTE THEM OUT!
I put this in another thread, but bears repeating.
Thanks for posting that again. It was the first time I'd seen it.
Kinda' shows you who your dealing with at ATS. Just plain creepy....
I drive over 30,000 miles per year. I don't mind the occasional camera fine. I much prefer it to being pulled over and ticketed and getting points on my license. Or going to court to go on probation so my points don't show.
My insurance doesn't go up with a camera.
I do appreciate owning a GPS that alerts me to the location so I can avoid the fine.
I also think it frees up cops to be doing more important work.
If your 30,000 miles takes you into California and you get a camera ticket conviction - it goes on your points and it is reported to insurance just like any other "pull-over" ticket.
Try wait 5-years...As they say, California usually leads the nation in automotive trends.
found it at sound politics blog, Tim Eyman put it up, he is the one that got red light camera on the ballot in a small town in Washington.
They can't find out who was driving.
The question of the legality of traffic cameras in Iowa went before the Iowa State Supreme Court in 2009 and they found them to be legal so unless you have a lot of money you want to lose in this state I suggest you pay up.
The State of Iowa does put on your points out of state speeding tickets so if you are from this state you are held responsible for speeding elsewhere and it has been in effect for over 45 years (how do I know that?).
The Des Moines traffic cameras go further than others for
"The automated traffic enforcement system can also be used as a license plate recognition system. The enforcement part of the system can be turned off and it can start reading license plates when officers want to find a certain vehicle.
Within 20 seconds of a hit, officers will receive an email with a picture of the vehicle, its speed and direction of travel. The system can remain at that setting for as long as police deem necessary."
Des Moines is already a police camera city for starting in 2009 they were putting up "surveillance cameras" at "troublesome" areas to monitor people just like your convenience and department stores monitor you when you enter. It has gotten police to trouble areas faster. Almost every Sunday morning when the bars closed downtown there used to be extra curricular gatherings but now the police drop by before it gets out of hand and everyone leaves. The police will not release information where the cameras are hidden in the city but it has lowered crime.
They compare the driver license photo of the registered owner of the car with the driver of the car at the time of the infraction.
If they can't identify the driver, they mail an official looking demand to the registered owner instructing the owner to identify the driver, but if the owner ignores the demand, I don't think anything happens.
I forget where I heard all of this, but I'm pretty sure that's the way it works. I'm happy to be corrected or be corroborated, though.
It's for safety, not money. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
On a side note, perhaps soon, we'll see McGator.
If you were to obey the law I am sure it would solve all the problems, you would find no need for all the red light, & safety cameras. its easy, driving is more relaxed and all those people that go speeding past, you will pass them when you see those flashing lights or at the next set of traffic lights. You do not gain much by speeding. Also you wont loose points if you don't speed.
Don't spill red wine on a white sweater, you might get a stain.
And this just in, water is wet.
Go Kiwis in the upcoming Rugby World Cup!!
Thought I would have been in deeper shit than that with that comment.
Yep, the cup is ours, the others may as well stay on the bus and go and see the most beautiful country in the world, at least they will have photos to take home, we could give them a photo of the cup.
Over hear we have 3rd party maps which are free, up dated every Friday which us as community supply the information,this includes red light, safety cameras, all the other POI you can imagine, public rest room, gas stations and the like. Garmin is the only one to accept 3rd party maps easily. http://nzopengps.org/ do the maps and http://www.zenbu.co.nz/ do the points of interest, but when we down load the maps we automatically get the updated POI.
See we not only lead the world in Rugby, we also lead in GPS technology.
I am backing the ALL BLACKS all the way for it cost me $95 for their shirt. Since I will not be traveling in that part of the world I guess GPS will not be helpful. The ALL BLACKS will be happy to send all other pretenders a photograph of the place where they will put the trophy along with their others.
That's a cheap shirt, considering it's a great team, cup winners, it'll be worth heaps next year, you've made a great investment
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