California is the largest market for red light cameras in the country thanks to the fines set by the state running nearly $500 each. Municipalities that adopt the technology are quick to deny any possibility that financial considerations have anything to do with their decisions to monitor local intersections.
TAMPA BAY, Florida -- A subtle, but significant tweak to Florida's rules regarding traffic signals has allowed local cities and counties to shorten yellow light intervals, resulting in millions of dollars in additional red light camera fines.
I saw this interesting article about how ticket cameras are a major government revenue source.
Do we really want to live in a "Big Brother" society where the government constantly tracks all of our movements?
What do speed traps, parking tickets, toll roads, speed cameras and red light cameras all have in common? They are all major revenue sources for state and local governments.
Are showing up around town. At first I thought they were portable but noticed the are mounted on cement slabs.
I tried installing their locations on the latest list and it doesn't work. First I used the "where Am I" function on my GPS while sitting in my car right next to one. That's in Degrees.Minutes,Seconds. I then tried the web site
When a red light camera is removed , how cam we find out where it was located?
"Red-Light Camera Fines May Go Up to $408 and Be Harder to Fight Under Newest Rules": http://flaglerlive.com/53890/florida-ats-red-light-cameras/
Hello all! I'm new to the forum and thought I would make my first posting. Does anyone know what POI file format is used in the Escort Defender database? I have an Escort 9500ix radar detector/gps unit with a Defender subscription and I'm curious if it is possible to manipulate the files. I'm interested in personalizing the information uploaded to my unit.
I found this article in my research today.
I understand this topic was brought up for discussion a couple of times a few years ago. I am curious if any action has been taken in any of your areas since.
I was leaving a plaza today, in the left turn only lane.
Guess what? There is a woman in a white Nissan, TO MY LEFT, with her right signal on.
She is on the wrong side of the traffic island, and had traveled the wrong direction for the length of the road leading to the plaza.
Ever since November when voters in Murrieta, California rejected red light cameras at the ballot box, American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has been on a campaign to turn them back on. The strategy has been two-fold: use the courts to overturn the public's decision, then convince the city council to reactivate the devices in the name of public safety.
Red light cameras must show that they are actually installed for public safety (on state roads) now in Arizona
This applies to new camera installations and previously installed cameras will be reviewed every three years.
Signed into law today
I was at an intersection today, and I counted 6 cars that blew the red light across my path.
I am all for a red light cam at this particular intersection, although I realize that 90% of the folks here are against it. What are the alternatives?
Reported in today's Mercury News
This is not about ticket cameras. Sorry, this was the most appropriate forum for posting this.
The court of appeals just published a ruling that you cannot look at maps on your phone while driving. Not sure if that goes for another electronic mapping device like a GPS unit, but this is disturbing.
Apparently this guy lost in court and appealed on his own without legal help and now this is a published case, which is caselaw.
Officials in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana are moving forward on plans to refund $4.7 million in red light camera tickets. Council Chairman Chris L. Roberts put forward the motion on March 13 to put an end to "a long chapter of questionable dealings" with Redflex, the Australian company that issued the tickets.
For those who want police officers to issue tickets for speeding will get their wish in Polk County Iowa very soon.
I was wondering if this is a red light camera, can anyone tell me what it is?
Florida City. Dixie Highway. I was stopped at a light when an ambulance approached with siren. All lanes were blocked. I decided to proceed against the light when the cross traffic stopped. The next light had a RLC. I don't know what I would have done there.
Owners of vehicles registered in California could have their license suspended for red light running violations, even if they never get behind the wheel of their cars.
The sudden drop in camera tickets occurred two years ago after traffic engineers, without telling police, added one second to yellow light times at nearly every camera-enforced intersection -- from four seconds to five seconds.
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