New York Post Article
Drivers to sue city over red-light cam tickets
By JENNIFER FERMINO and JENNIFER BAIN
Last Updated: 2:12 AM, December 4, 2012
Posted: 1:00 AM, December 4, 2012
The city’s red-light camera program is nothing short of highway robbery, a lawsuit will claim.
A couple of months ago I bought a red light speed camera subscription then installed both files. Should I just delete the old files from the 760 then install the new files?
And here we go again:
Over the past two decades, advocates have argued the main advantage of a speed camera is that the machines never lies. Most states codify this belief with a legal presumption that the automated citation is accurate and it is up to the defendant to prove otherwise.
The Baltimore City speed camera ticket alleged that the four-door Mazda wagon was going 38 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone — and that owner Daniel Doty owed $40 for the infraction.
But the Mazda wasn't speeding.
It wasn't even moving.
Well, this should create some comments but it seems the citizens in Minnesota support the use of speed cameras in construction and school zones.
Collier County Florida has terminated the Contract with American Solutions - Red Light Camera Provider. Studies have shown that the Red Light Cameras did not contribute to the decrease in intersection accidents.
The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico began scaling back its red light camera program in response to public pressure two years ago. Instead of operating cameras, city officials decided to apply a modest increase to the yellow signal duration at eighteen of the twenty intersections where cameras had previously been used.
I was given a ticket in Culver City, a part of L.A. that has left up "streaming camera's" even though they've been proven to give driver's who stop, then turn right-(legal in CA.)unjust tickets.
When I've driven in Orlando, I often come to intersections where there's a sign stating that there's a red light camera. I've also noticed similar signs in other locations.
However, I've noticed a few places in Florida that the POI file claims have red light cameras that don't have a sign.
A traffic engineer with the National Motorists Association is taking on what he calls a dangerous intersection in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Engineer J.J. Bahen Jr. began investigating one particular location in response to an NMA member who raised questions about a citation sent to her in the mail by Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia.
Is there a no right turn on red light POI available on the internet?
Traffic accident injuries spiked at the intersections where red light cameras were installed in New Jersey, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Transportation (NJDOT).
Despite the mediocre results, NJDOT was not ready to call the program a failure.
LAKELAND | City commissioners voted 5-2 on Monday to approve a contract with its red-light camera provider that could bring 10 to 30 additional cameras to Lakeland inter-sections.
Just what we need, Jeeze.
Cities around the country that have experimented with longer yellow signal times have reported great success in improving safety. Georgia towns, for example, saw 80 percent reductions in violations after a law kicked in mandating longer yellows
Voters in Riverside, California will decide in June whether red light cameras should be used in their community. The city council narrowly decided last month to renew the use of the controversial devices while also offering the public a chance to be heard.
A lot of the discussion about red light cameras comes down to "just make the yellow longer." I have stated may times there just isn't a single factor that goes into how the duration for a yellow signal is set.
Two Chicago Tribune articles,
Red Light Camera Revenue is Falling
Arlington Heights still says no to red light cameras
I was in El Paso today -- no, waitaminnit, what time is it? Oh geez, it's 6:30 in the morning!
I was in El Paso yesterday, and got several red light camera warnings, but every time I got to the intersection, there was NO red light camera there, there were only the small cameras used to make the lights change, like the old magnetic loops used to do.
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