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Red Light & Speed Cameras
Yesterday we were stuck in a backup due to a wreck caused by ice on the interstate. This pickup with NY tags passes everyone at about 50 mph on the shoulder, only to reach the wreck and to be told to back up by a trooper.
My wife and I thought, busted!
Just a heads up to those in this area.
The cameras and signs are still up, but the contract has ended and it doesn't appear that the city will pursue a new one.
This change in status will be reflected in tomorrow's camera file update.
I wonder what the source of this information is? In my Tampa Bay city it isn't completely accurate....
Quite an interesting article.
Here's a good summary of the laws and fines for violations:
HAINES CITY – As the enforcement officer for Haines City (Florida) Police Department’s red light camera program, Tim Glover said he’s written citations to friends, relatives, ambulance drivers and even other cops.
But until now, he’d never faced having to write a ticket to himself.
"Motorists from 65 Florida cities and counties want their money back after paying red light camera tickets that a state appeals court deemed illegal two years ago.
Last week, a federal appeals court said not so fast.
Just check out this article in a newspaper from the UK.
TAMPA — Bucking a trend that's swept up several other Tampa Bay area cities, the Tampa City Council voted 4-to-3 Thursday to keep the city's red-light camera program for two more years.
Manatee County began its month-long warning period for its 10th red-light camera Tuesday.
The camera, which is for southbound traffic at 53rd Avenue and U.S. 41, will begin taking photos of red light runners after the warning period is over on Sept. 29, according to a news release.
"On Wednesday, the City Council is expected to vote on whether to renew a contract that has just expired for the cameras."
Is different than the findings of this report. In St. Petersburg the crash rate was statistically unchanged after removal of the RLCs.
"Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences.
"Notice July 25, 2016 - An additional Automated Speed Camera will be Online Soon.
An additional speed camera will be activated on August 11, 2016, in the 5800 Block of Baltimore Avenue (Southbound), in the area near DeMatha High School
New Bill Works To Install Speed Cameras On Philly’s Deadliest Road
July 19, 2016 6:21 PM By Rahel Solomon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia city officials are now trying get speed cameras installed along Roosevelt Boulevard. The road has long been considered one of the deadliest stretches in Philadelphia.
TAMPA — The future of red light camera programs could soon be in the hands of the Florida Supreme Court.
That ruling contradicts one made by the 4th District Court of Appeal in 2014 where a three-judge panel ruled that the City of Hollywood's camera program illegally delegated law enforcement functions including the determination of a citation and the issuance of a ticket by a third party.
Both eastbound and westbound red lights at the intersections of Blue Star Highway at E. Brickyard Road and Blue Star Highway at Commerce Blvd will feature the cameras.
Tamarac's program that relies on cameras to catch red-light runners may get a four-year extension — keeping the city among few towns in South Florida that still use the devices.
The legality of red-light-camera programs has been contested in courts, leading other cities to discontinue them.
Yesterday I was proceeding up to a RLC intersection on my commute. I know from feel whether I can make it or not, based upon where I come to a complete stop when the light turns red.
I would have never thought of this, and I saw it in action yesterday.
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