Those that claim that Automated Traffic Enforcement is primarily for revenue generation will find support in the comments on Charlack, Missouri in the following study.
You will need to scroll down to page 24 of the study.
"Gov. Pat Quinn to OK speeding cameras near city schools, parks" as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
POLK CITY --
A red-light camera has helped Polk County authorities put a couple of alleged cattle rustlers in jail.
Red light camera vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is furious that police in Kansas City, Missouri released a report last week evaluating photo enforcement intersections without giving the company a chance to modify the data.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) grabbed headlines last February with a self-published study claiming installation of red light cameras nationwide would have prevented 815 deaths.
Leading in red light runners, New Port Richey to add more cameras
NEW PORT RICHEY — The city is expanding its red light camera program with more cameras at two busy intersections.
I moved from North Arlington Tx, to South Arlington Tx about 2 years ago, I never took much notice of all the red light cameras in the city, I'm not one to blow red lights, so I didn't have much of an opinion either way.
So, like I was saying, I moved to South Arlington, and about once or twice a week, I will go to buy our milk at Braums.
May be looking up in Iowa ... "Iowa House Panel OKs Red Light, Speed Camera Ban "
At the same time, "Iowa City Council Votes Again In Support Of Red Light Cameras"
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).
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