AAA article on RLC Car and Travel Jan 2015

 

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aaa_ny/ct_201501/index.php#/...

In Yonkers injury crashes increased 29% at RLC locations and rear end crashes have nearly doubled

Staten Island--injuries have increased 35% at RLC locations

The article said local officials are being selective with the data they provide.

"Legislators must not let the state's long standing reputation as a traffic safety leader be tarnished by the need to make a quick buck"

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shocking news

These are shocking statistics for a program that touts safety.

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With those kind of

With those kind of statistics, it's hard to see how local politicians keep their jobs!
Utterly irresponsible.
They, first, need to find out why it's happening by having folks on-site to watch a few, then shut the system down to stop the disaster they've created.

Fred

Enough

Said

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

All you can do is vote the

All you can do is vote the bums out.

I'm not surprised.

I'm not surprised.

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Re-CAL-culating... "Some people will believe anything they read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln

There are reasons

FZbar wrote:

With those kind of statistics, it's hard to see how local politicians keep their jobs!
Utterly irresponsible.
They, first, need to find out why it's happening by having folks on-site to watch a few, then shut the system down to stop the disaster they've created.

Fred

Voters don't want tax increases. Most voters don't want services reduced. Politicians thought RLC would be an easy sell. Increased safety. No up front costs. Sign a contract and split the revenues.

Greed is the issue. Make the ticket price more reasonable, under $50. Don't pay games with the amber light timing. You'd still get $$$ but (probably) a lot less complaints.

Thanks for the Info

Thanks, I always find this issue interesting.

wow. that's a interesting

wow. that's a interesting research

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No surprise really.....

These are revenue generators. They tout safety and manipulate data to make it appear they make intersections safer and alter timing of yellow lights to increase revenue. What a recipe.

yes, they are

Frside007 wrote:

These are revenue generators. They tout safety and manipulate data to make it appear they make intersections safer and alter timing of yellow lights to increase revenue. What a recipe.

but from whom are they generating their revenue? Last time anyone checked it was from drivers failing to come to a complete stop or encroaching into an intersection against the light or even still those exceeding the posted speed limit which every agrees is wrong.

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"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

unscientific

data, it's truly unbelievable.

How about this one. What happens, when an intersection that used to have a stop sign, gets a red light. Accidents increase?

Anyone who cannot understand how a traffic signal works, plain and simple, should not be driving.

Huh?

lewc wrote:

"Legislators must not let the state's long standing reputation as a traffic safety leader be tarnished by the need to make a quick buck"

"the state's long standing reputation as a traffic safety leader". What is the basis for this claim? My bs detector is registering movement.

looks like

perpster wrote:
lewc wrote:

"Legislators must not let the state's long standing reputation as a traffic safety leader be tarnished by the need to make a quick buck"

"the state's long standing reputation as a traffic safety leader". What is the basis for this claim? My bs detector is registering movement.

a quote from the article so you'll need to ask the author.

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"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."

internet

perpster wrote:
lewc wrote:

"Legislators must not let the state's long standing reputation as a traffic safety leader be tarnished by the need to make a quick buck"

"the state's long standing reputation as a traffic safety leader". What is the basis for this claim? My bs detector is registering movement.

This is the internet, and the truth is out there. As a physician, I now go to forums and conduct polls to see which is the best drug for my patients. I can get the answer a lot faster this way, than to wait for scientists to conduct studies which takes years.

Not that clear

Box Car wrote:
Frside007 wrote:

These are revenue generators. They tout safety and manipulate data to make it appear they make intersections safer and alter timing of yellow lights to increase revenue. What a recipe.

but from whom are they generating their revenue? Last time anyone checked it was from drivers failing to come to a complete stop or encroaching into an intersection against the light or even still those exceeding the posted speed limit which every agrees is wrong.

People got RLC cameras for not stopping a full 5 seconds before turning right on red. A poster in a different forum got a speeding ticket for driving 34 in a 30 zone.

Where did you pick up this load of crap?

lewc wrote:

People got RLC cameras for not stopping a full 5 seconds before turning right on red. A poster in a different forum got a speeding ticket for driving 34 in a 30 zone.

And just where did you pick up this load of crap? Probably off the Internet because someone else said it. There is no law on the books of any city, county, state or tribal nation that states anything other than you must come to a complete stop before turning right on red where permitted.

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"In order to be old and wise, one first must have been young and stupid."