You guys have probably saved me from a couple of tickets in the last year. Once while driving in Tampa and once while down in Ft. Lauderdale.
The City of Toledo (OH) will install up to 44 additional speed/red light cameras (11 intersections) just to fund a recreation program. I love the phrase "this year AND BEYOND."
At least they are honest and not throwing out the 'safety of the citizens' line of hooey.
Here's the story from the Toledo Blade newspaper 01/24/12:
The Snohomish County Superior Court on Thursday found Monroe, Washington liable for a fine of up to $10,000 for denying photo enforcement opponents access to the ballot. Although two-thirds of voters in the city voted against the use of red light cameras and speed cameras in November, they were only allowed to consider a measure crafted by Mayor Robert Zimmerman.
This is an interesting story.
The title is:
Tempe crashes rise after cameras removed
but here's a minor title:
But collisions dip at 5 of 7 sites that police monitored
Accidents at two busy Tempe intersections rose dramatically after photo-enforcement cameras were removed last July, according to data obtained by The Republic.
In Texas as well as 36 other states it is ok to turn left on red under the following circumstances.
I don't see many people doing it here but wish they would.
exas Transportation code:
TRANSPORTATION CODE CHAPTER 544. TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS, AND MARKINGS
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
SUBTITLE C. RULES OF THE ROAD
This would be interesting technology if it could work as advertised.
"In addition to photographing those who run red lights and violate the speed limit, Hargadine said this particular camera technology can predict when a vehicle will run through an intersection and prevent the opposing signals from turning green. That technology could cut down on crashes and property damage and save lives"
I didn't even know Baltimore had mobile cameras
"There are eight mobile speed cameras around the City, mainly around school zones. They rotate between 65 different locations."
These suckers are screwed into the sidewalk at ground level
This was in the Chicago Tribune today.
While I was reading it, I couldn't help but think that the reason police are writing fewer tickets, is because of the explosion of ATEs in the Chicagoland area.
Sometimes you get lucky in court. Here's how I pled my case:
There is a camera at the intersection of Jefferson & Denbigh. The coordinates are -76.51876, 37.13967.
The keep going up no matter how we feel. "It's for our safety" (not their revenue).
10 new cameras
Saw this printed in my paper today from the Tampa Bay Times formerly the St. Pete Times as of today.
Poll Finds Support for Red Light Cameras in Bay Area
By MICHAEL VAN SICKLER
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES
Published: Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.
This may be old data, but I didn't see these locations mentioned in the Forum - nor are at least two of the intersections in the POI file that I recently downloaded.
Fletcher Avenue & Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Sligh Avenue & Habana Avenue
Brandon Town Center & Brandon Boulevard
Bloomingdale Avenue & Bell Shoals Road
Waters Avenue & Dale Mabry Highway
Do the newer Nuvi's (ie 50LM) have trouble playing sound alerts?
I guess they took the mp3 playing feature out of the new Nuvi's to bring down the price?
It seems that Spokane Washington Red Cameras are having a hard time legally.
Dec 22, 2011
Arizona-based company releases video highlighting importance of controversial cameras
BASTROP, Texas -- Drivers in Bastrop will soon join those in Austin and Round Rock as they watch out for red light cameras.
The city began a 30 day warning period less than a week ago. Officials are sending notices and pictures to red light runners but no fine.
The cameras are set up at two busy intersections: State Highway 95 and Jackson Street as well as Tahitian Drive and Highway 71.
Oldsmar City Council approved them on December 8th.
•Northbound Forest Lakes Boulevard at Tampa Road
•Eastbound Tampa Road at St. Petersburg Drive East
•Eastbound Curlew Road at Gull Aire Boulevard
•Northwestbound Tampa Road at State Road 580.
On Tuesday, the Gardena City Council unanimously voted to terminate the contract with their Australian automated ticketing vendor, Redflex Traffic Systems, because the program was losing money and failed to reduce accidents.
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