Oakland, California lengthens yellow times by one second, sees 52 percent violation drop, then shortens them to boost red light camera citations.
A Rochester NY columnist gets nabbed for rolling through a right turn on red. he does not have nice things to say about the ticket or the cameras.
Many people find speed cameras frustrating, and some in the region are taking their rage out on the cameras themselves.
But now there's a new solution: cameras to watch the cameras.
Just reported to Angela (globeturtle). Sacramento drivers be aware pending the next update.
Intersection: Auburn Ave and Garfield Ave
Area: Sacramento, CA 95841
For Immediate Release
September 12, 2012
New Red Light Digital Camera System
I just saw on Bay News 9 that Manatee County officials have added two new red light camera intersections. They will go active as far as issuing tickets on October 15th.
The locations are:
53rd Ave West & 34th Street West
15th Street East & 57th Ave East
A couple of years ago, Hesham Rakha misjudged a yellow traffic light and entered an intersection just as the light turned red. A police officer handed him a ticket.
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Baytown, Texas sued in federal court for ticketing man who protested red light cameras by holding a sign.
Noticed in a couple of cities around here that there are speed cameras setup in front of various schools. In general there is a "normal" speed limit when school is not in session and then a specific speed during school hours. There are speed cameras mounted at both ends of the zone. There is usually a yellow flashing light with a sign warning of the "school zone speed".
Rochester city employees caught by red-light cameras 119 times - but violators won't have to pay
A review of the accident history at red light camera intersections in Hallandale Beach, Florida suggests automated ticketing machines have failed to yield an overall safety benefit since Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions (ATS) began paying for the right to issue tickets and collect fines at a pair of intersections more than two years ago.
Seems like Monkey county has a finite set of speed cameras that they are constantly shuffling around the county. I've seen these devices installed one week at one place then removed and put somewhere else.
For the record, these devices are avout 2 feet square and about 3 1/2 feet tall, usually silver sometimes green.
What gives? it certainly makes the speed camera files hectic.
Photo enforcement programs are being dropped at an increasing rate. On Tuesday, city leaders in Corona, California and Red Bank, Tennessee will vote to send their automated ticketing machine vendors packing....
New Mexico State University (NMSU) researchers have updated their analysis of the effectiveness of red light cameras in Las Cruces. Despite their best efforts, the results of the interim study presented to the city council Monday failed to find any clear and convincing evidence that the red light camera program that began in March 2009 has had a beneficial impact on safety.
More red light cameras coming to Brooksville FL
arstechnicia article: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/your-car-tracked-...
Well worth reading. Use is exploding and they are cropping up all over the place. Article sideboard describes a project attempting to inventory them that you can participate in if you so desire.
So whats's the real reason for the cameras? Referenced fatal accident was not in school zone, but on major highway, and driver wasn't speeding. Article is from today's Easton Star Democrat:
EASTON — Speed camera use starts today in Easton, on the one-year anniversary of an accident that claimed the life of Avery Monique Bechtel, 13, of St. Michaels.
That's one way to put an end to RLCs, at least temporarily
Adding new and shuffling existing cameras because they were only breaking even. When they deny it not about the money......
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