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Red Light & Speed Cameras
It would seem to me that maintaining an accurate database is very difficult.
Yesterday, we were passing through NJ, and being alerted at all the old intersections where NJ had rlcs. They did away with them years ago.
Back in July, I purchased the Cyclops figuring we're going to be spending time in Toronto, let's be extra careful and do the belt and suspenders method of awareness.
Yesterday, I thought about it again, as I passed through the cam at 34th and Grays Ferry in Phila., making a left turn.
Two cars ahead of me ran 3 consecutive lights heading west. That would be 35th, S Harmony, and Grove. This happens every day, day in, day out. But very few people run 34th and Grays Ferry.
Here's yet another study, this time by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, that shows that red light cameras don't make intersections safer. It's a short but interesting read.
Everyone who's surprised raise your hand.
I have in 2002, and I didn't even know they existed.
My hunch is the % on this forum is < .01
I have always wanted to find a case where someone was wrongfully ticketed, other than the obvious, where a stationary vehicle got a ticket, or 100% of people got a ticket, i.e. malfunction. Never have seen one and I've been here a long time...still curious
Looks like the people certifying that a "violation occurred" don't even look at the pictures, they just send out the violations. Maybe if it happened only once I'd be forgiving, but not for more than ten times.
I've been playing around with the latest version of the red light camera POI file, when out of nowhere, an idea hit
As I've always been annoyed to hear the beeps of an upcoming camera and then find out the camera is pointing in another direction, I thought why not change the CSV file to list the street name and direction in the description?
This is a little late. On March 22, 2018, the Northwest Herald published an article about the Village of Lakemoor.
Recently purchased a Garmin DriveSmart 61, a very nice and fast model. It also supports red light and speed cameras. Once I checked more into this, found out I this is a subscription feature from Cyclops ($24.99/year) - see above link.
NYC has been using bus lane cameras. Have these been integrated with the red light and speed cameras? Here are the locations of the bus lane cameras:
Here is some more information from NYC Website:
A Speed Cam case in Ohio may go to the U.S. Supreme Court. A Federal Court has ruled that the town of New Miami in Ohio must return more than $3 million in automated speeding tickets. This could bankrupt the town!
Seems that the court saw the cameras as just a money making scheme. This is exactly what many people believe.
11 Speed Cameras were vandalized in DC last night.
Photo red light, speed enforcement at intersection of debate
Jan. 31, 2018 - 1:56 - Camera enforcement on the roads is up for debate throughout the nation, whether it’s either safe or constitutional
Prease to see video here:
This is a great public radio story of Linndale, Ohio, and how the town shifted from being a traditional speed trap to a camera trap after the state tried to reign in speed traps designed primarily for village funding.
Listen to "ACT ONE" at:
I drove thru a yellow light and got cited for running a red light....how do I fight this ticket
An interesting case.....
Here is an interesting article that shows that many of the red light cameras operating in Texas may be doing so illegally.
Here is an article about improving safety without the use of cameras. Hopefully, it can be deployed to replace cameras and eliminate the money grabbing.
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