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.
Chad vents over the ticket he got in the mail.
I was early to an office XMAS party, so since the venue was at a red light intersection, I decided to walk to the corner and observe.
The cams were looking at only 2/4 directions of the intersection, westbound, and northbound.
The east/west is a state highway, heavily, heavily traveled and lots of vehicles. The north/south is more of a local road, not that much traffic.
Came across this story today at Bay News 9's website.
No Grace Period For Brooksville Red Light Runners
Since 1991, there have been a total of 24 election contests in Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Washington. With one exception, automated ticketing has failed by as much as 86 percent. One city did embrace the use of cameras after uniformed police officers were dispatched to go door-to-door to "encourage" citizens to keep the ticketing system in place.
Enforcement of Sarasota's red light camera(s) began last week:
Starting Thursday (December 1st), the first of 10 approved red light cameras will start operating throughout the city of Sarasota. There is no grace period where warnings will be issued, Capt. Paul Sutton of the Sarasota Police Department said.
It seems the small towns of the Eastern Shore of Maryland (and probably most of the western shore too) have fallen in love with mobile speed cameras, and the money they generate. The state legislature has OK'd speed cameras for any school zone, and the cameras are to be located anywhere within a mile of the school. For most of these towns, that means almost anywhere in the town.
It was literally turned-up at midnight on 12/2/11. NICE!!
So let's see.....I looked up and the light was yellow. This means that the system was not yet armed. It should be impossible to show my vehicle behind the stop line when the light changed to red.
I guess my point is if I'm aware of the cam, I am extra careful and prefer to safely stop if possible when yellow.
There was a new court ruling yesterday in Florida. The story is short so I'll just cut and past it here.
[ MIAMI ]
Red Light Cameras Upheld in Court For Cities to Ticket Drivers
Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11:45 p.m.
Just an FYI ...
I'm traveling this week in Rochester just hanging at the pub right now with the techs installing new redlight cameras in Rochester. They will be installing 7 more before the end of the year. They told me I have to go to Rochester's web site for the locations.
PS - beer is cold and expecting snow tomorrow.
Several times my Garmin unit has displayed this alert. Either in green or red. To my knowledge there are no cameras near the alert area.
Can someone tell me what this alert references.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Prince George's County, Maryland judges are tired of complaints that photo enforcement citations are inaccurate or otherwise invalid. To speed proceedings on "speed camera day" when automated citation cases are heard, at least one judge is cautioning motorists not to bother attempting to prove their innocence, regardless of the merit of their argument.
Red light camera located at the intersection of Sandy Spring Road & Van Dusen Road in Laurel, MD 20707
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