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Red Light & Speed Cameras
"It's rare for a state agency that is supposed to improve public safety to suggest that cities running red-light cameras may make the problem worse. But it just happened in Florida.
Jan 25 2016 --
A Florida without red light cameras may be a reality closer down the road than expected.
Here is an interesting article:
Hopefully, drivers will do their part to keep the RLCs from returning.
There is a to another article further detailing the cameras in McHenry County.
Gulfport FL is ending it's red light camera program.
Nobody disputes that the technology is affordable, and accurate.
There seems to be a debate upon whether they are Constitutional, and merely revenue generators.
An interesting article about who supports speed cameras. I have often wondered if some of that happens on forums such as this one.
Boynton Beach Police share red-light camera videos to promote safe driving -
Here's the videos (FB) page:
I am all for rlcs--they do not lie, and kinda stop the BS that people use to justify running lights. Again we can argue till we're blue in the face, I know of intersections where 4-5 cars blow the light after it's gone red, day in, day out, on my commute. I also know of ones where everyone for the most part now stops, since rlcs were installed.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A state senator is calling for change in some local speed trap towns.
"I think over the years they have just tacked on additional fines, or put up red light cameras, or doing one thing or another to try and generate revenue for their city," said Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St.Pete).
Florida's red light camera programs are folding, one city at a time....
"GULFPORT — Deborah Blake versus the city of Gulfport shaped up as a total mismatch.
The 61-year-old paralegal was so infuriated at receiving a $158 citation based on a red- light camera video she decided to take on the city and represent herself in court.
From The Newspaper (http://thenewspaper.com/news/48/4844.asp):
"College Park, Maryland and camera vendor Optotraffic caught issuing photo radar ticket to stationary bus.
From The Newspaper (http://thenewspaper.com/news/48/4826.asp): "Federal judge slams Transurban for imposing thousands in fines on motorists for tiny alleged infractions on Virginia toll roads.
TAMPA — Clearwater resident Tammy Trinh was headed northbound on Forest Lake Boulevard when a red-light camera snapped her running a red light as she turned right onto Tampa Road.
A $158 fine from the city of Oldsmar soon followed in the mail.
Instead of paying, Trinh opted to fight the ticket.
You loan your vehicle to a friend, friend gets ticket, you sign affidavit showing him as driver, he doesn't pay the fine, and then the state won't renew your tag. Well, not without some intervention anyway.
This is an alternate to Red Light cams. Bright Blue lights that are placed above the traffic light and are bright blue for 360° when that light is Red. Don't need a camera, but you do need a police officer there to see it.
You can hardly drive anywhere in the City of the Mouse without hitting a red light camera. And soon, two or more....
"The Orlando City Council voted Monday to extend its contract with LaserCraft Inc., the company the city has used since 2008, when it began the Orlando STOPS program.
Right now, the city has nearly two dozen red-light cameras at 14 intersections across the city.
Looks like Hampton VA is going to install 5 Red Light Cameras.
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