Chicago Tribune 12/19/2014:
"Chicago's red light cameras fail to deliver the dramatic safety benefits long claimed by City Hall, according to a first-ever scientific study that found the nation's largest camera program is responsible for increasing some types of injury crashes while decreasing others.
The 5-year pilot program will end Dec. 16
In Washington DC, Don't attempt to make it through the yellow light because now Red Light cameras will track your speed as well. You have been warned !!!
" How does the program work?
in NJ. Having gone through many of them on green and yellow, never gotten a ticket, I think they should remain, but like American Idol, the voters have spoken.
I hadn't heard of this issue before:
"A retired UK engineer is reportedly convinced he wasn't speeding, despite getting a ticket generated by a speed camera. So he gets on his hands and knees to prove white lines on the road are incorrectly spaced."
In Ohio a new traffic camera bill is on it's way to the Governor who is expected to sign it. The bill would take effect 90 days after the Governor signs it unless it is delayed or blocked by litigation. The main aspects of this bill include the following:
- An Officer will need to be present at the camera location as a witness for a ticket to be issued.
Redflex bribed Chicago official by giving kickbacks on RLC tickets in return for the contract.
Accusations would be more appropriate but they have always used the term "facts" quite loosely.
Report shows potential bribery and mismanagement led to thousands being falsely accused by speed cameras in Baltimore, Maryland.
Did I miss it? I haven't seen this week's Redlight / Speed camera file yet. Is there a problem?
Eleven new traffic cameras were put in place Monday throughout D.C.
See article for list of locations.
For those that aren't familiar with the political situation regarding the District of Columbia, it is a federal district and up until about 30 years ago all laws for the District were made by Congress. Home Rule allowed the District to have a city council and gave the mayor many of the same rights and authorities as a state governor.
Auburn ditches red-light cameras
Posted by Lisa Cowan
Auburn has decided to get rid of its unpopular red-light cameras.
KOMO-TV reports the Auburn City Council voted 4-3 to no longer contract with a private company that operates the program.
As of Oct. 10, 2014, Nassau County's Traffic and Parking Violations Agency stopped disclosing when new speed cameras come online or how many devices are operating at any time. The agency lists these schools as having zones where the cameras potentially can operate. The dots on the map indicate the location of the schools and not necessarily the streets where the speed zones are.
Say what you will of the Ticket Clinic. I hired them once and they got me out of a very costly Florida Highway Patrol speeding ticket that I totally deserved. I had an immaculate driving record which is why I hired them. But, that's a whole nuther story and discussion.
Since I am always one to "fact check", I need to post this article
There is a lot of criticism for red light cameras on these forums. Maybe the color of the future, "Green", will placate some folks. What do you think?
Speed Cameras in School Zones: What motorists need to know. (Locations & the law)
September 3, 2013 at 11:03pm
"SCHOOL SPEED ZONE" SHALL MEAN A DISTANCE NOT TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY FEET (1/4 mile) ON A HIGHWAY (street) PASSING A SCHOOL BUILDING, ENTRANCE OR EXIT OF A SCHOOL ABUTTING ON THE HIGHWAY
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