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......
A former D.C. police officer admitted Thursday to falsifying logs regarding the testing of mobile photo-radar cameras that issue speeding tickets — a move that resulted in the department having to refund more than $17,000 in traffic ticket fines.
I wonder what other drivers thinking about the fact that
to drive save is impossible when almost every car around moves over the speed limits, pushing drivers with peaceful mind to follow the stream in order to eliminate complications like:
1) changing lanes,
A police officer in Riverdale Park, Maryland refuses to be a party to fraud. According to a class action lawsuit filed yesterday in Prince George's County Circuit Court, Corporal Clayton Alford was put in the position of having his name signed to speed camera citations that he did not review.
I saw today that three new red light cameras began issuing citations today in Clearwater, Florida. The location of the cameras are here.
- Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road, Eastbound
- Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road, Westbound
- Chestnut Street and Fort Harrison Avenue, Eastbound
Actually, I was surprised at the proliferation of cams in places I wouldn't have expected. We tend to only worry about our own area.
At the growth rates with which these cams are being installed, do we really at some point say we pretty much have to stop at every red light? I know a coworker in Columbus OH says they tend to stop now.
I wonder if it needs a new flash unit? A funeral procession went through the red light--must have seen at least 14 successive flashes times two. I bet there is some technicality that they don't have to pay. it's still dangerous, the perpendicular traffic may go with a green left arrow, and be unaware that the funeral is blowing the light.
I was traveling through Brooksville on Sunday on the way back from scalloping in Crystal River and I came upon a red light camera intersection that had a warning sign and cameras already installed. This did not show up on my Garmin.
I believe the intersection was U.S. 41/South Broad Street and MLK Blvd/West Summit Road. I thought I saw another sign along that stretch, but I'm not certain.
Here's another "Good News", "Bad News" data point on RL cameras, from today's local newspaper:
Md. town to deactivate 2 of 3 red light cameras
WESTMINSTER (AP) — Westminster Police will deactivate two of the remaining three red-light cameras in the city, citing more crashes caused by rear-end collisions than by running red lights.
A bill was passed and signed by the governor yesterday allowing red light cameras in municipalities with a population of more than 20,000. Until now only Philly was allowed.
A copy of the new bill can be read here:
Be extra careful when travelling near Nassau Blvd & Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead. The flash on the red light camera must be very nervous, because it pops photos faster than the paparazzi shooting Tom Cruise & Katy Holmes.
"Cameras will watch the eastbound and westbound lanes of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at Belcher Road, as well as the eastbound lanes of Chestnut Street at Fort Harrison Avenue. Those intersections saw the most crashes due to red-light running over the last three years, traffic officials say.
New to this..... Can I add a new rlc to the file I downloaded from POI, using the 'intersection' (or does it only accept lat/lon)?
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) yesterday ordered a halt to red light camera ticketing in 21 cities. The agency became concerned drivers are being shortchanged and the law violated after learning that 63 of 85 photo ticketing intersections failed to meet legal requirements for yellow signal timing.
Just got my android phone and am wondering if I can get red light and speed cameras installed on it. Free ones would be nice, but any recommendations out there.
Phone is samsung galaxy
Illinois will begin using photo radar in freeway work zones starting in July.
Beginning in July the State of Illinois will use speed cameras in areas designated as 'Work Zones' on major freeways.
Anyone caught by these devices will be mailed a $375.00 ticket for the FIRST offense, but the SECOND offense will cost $ 1000.00 and comes with a 90-Day suspension.
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