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I was commuting to work this morning and was stopped at an RLC monitored intersection at NY-109 and New Highway in Lindenhurst, NY. Suddenly I saw a bright flash so I looked around and did not see any cars moving or in the intersection. Then I noticed there was a bicyclist crossing against the red light and he drove over the sensor. I continued to watch him and noticed he turned down New Highway slightly and crossed another sensor. Pop! The strobes went off again. Amazing how sensitive those pavement sensors are.

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Sensitive Red Light Camera

Amazing? More like scary!

Will he get a ticket sent to him???

Interesting

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So The Question Is..

..And how are they going to give/send him a ticket seeing there's NO way to identify? confused

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I got it

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

..And how are they going to give/send him a ticket seeing there's NO way to identify? confused

Nuvi1300WTGPS

They can start requiring registering your bikes and getting license plates.

I know that sounds stupid but in PA you have to register and put numbers a canoe, so why not a bike.

I refuse to pay a yearly fee for a canoe to pad their pockets, so I do without it.

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Money Grab

bear007 wrote:
Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

..And how are they going to give/send him a ticket seeing there's NO way to identify? confused

Nuvi1300WTGPS

I know that sounds stupid but in PA you have to register and put numbers a canoe, so why not a bike.

I refuse to pay a yearly fee for a canoe to pad their pockets, so I do without it.

I always thought registration was required only if you had a motor. I guess they figure it is a source of revenue.

As for licensing/registering bicycles, every few years some New York City council person floats the idea, ostensibly to combat bike theft. Of course there would be a fee and recurring charges. Plus it would apply to children too. Just another "fee".

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

Lead?

Maybe the bicyclist had bars of lead in his pocket--or bags of quarters...

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Sure

I have no problem believing that the motion-sensitive RLC devices would trip the shutter and flash for a bicycle approaching and then going through the intersection. A bumblebee or bird probably wouldn't trip it, but a guy on a bike? Sure.

And if the municipality thought there was a way to make money off it by finding him and ticketing him, they would... but there's not... yet.

At some point you can expect to see a story in the media where somebody identifiable is recognized running a red light on a bike in a photo taken by an RLC and then ticketed.

hm...

What would be scary is that they send the ticket to the person in the stopped car...

actually

The induction loop technology has improved over the past 10 years to where they now are able to reliably detect motorcycles and many times even bicycles. As the installed controllers can last for more than 20 years, it's a replacement by attrition rather than just a plug-n-play. Often the supporting device has to be upgraded as well, and they aren't necessarily cheap.

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The system is too sensitive.

The system is too sensitive. Maybe it will work if you had some Fer-In-Sol that morning.

Kudo to the RLC

Most bicycle drivers do not obey the traffic light, and stop signs. They think they are pedestrians. In fact, they are not unless they are pushing the bikes with both legs on only one side of the bike.

This is what will happen if you think otherwise.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/sf-bicyclist-who-str...

Canoe

bear007 wrote:
Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

..And how are they going to give/send him a ticket seeing there's NO way to identify? confused

Nuvi1300WTGPS

They can start requiring registering your bikes and getting license plates.

I know that sounds stupid but in PA you have to register and put numbers a canoe, so why not a bike.

I refuse to pay a yearly fee for a canoe to pad their pockets, so I do without it.

What if God forbid someone had an accident (fatal or otherwise) in the canoe, or was stranded on some rocks, how would the coast guard know who to contact if no licencing or numbering was necessary?????

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