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Washington: Judge Slaps Attempt to Block Anti-Camera Vote

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.

Tempe crashes rise after cameras removed

This is an interesting story.

The title is:

Tempe crashes rise after cameras removed

but here's a minor title:

Quote:

But collisions dip at 5 of 7 sites that police monitored

Quote:

Accidents at two busy Tempe intersections rose dramatically after photo-enforcement cameras were removed last July, according to data obtained by The Republic.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Left on red OK?

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

TRANSPORTATION CODE

TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

SUBTITLE C. RULES OF THE ROAD

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Nuvi 2460LMT, 765T, C530

Camera predicts red light runner

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"

Two Baltimore Speed Cameras Set on Fire

I didn't even know Baltimore had mobile cameras

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/01/13/baltimore-city-dot-...

"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

Police ticketing fewer drivers

This was in the Chicago Tribune today.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-ticket-drop-...

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.

How I Beat a Florida Red Light Camera Ticket

Sometimes you get lucky in court. Here's how I pled my case:

Newport News, VA RLC

There is a camera at the intersection of Jefferson & Denbigh. The coordinates are -76.51876, 37.13967.

New Cameras Kissimmee, FL

The keep going up no matter how we feel. "It's for our safety" (not their revenue).

10 new cameras

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-ki...

Poll Finds Support for Red Light Cameras in Tampa Bay Area

Saw this printed in my paper today from the Tampa Bay Times formerly the St. Pete Times as of today.

Poll Finds Support for Red Light Cameras in Bay Area

By MICHAEL VAN SICKLER
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES
Published: Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 9:27 a.m.

Hillsborough County, Florida RLC

This may be old data, but I didn't see these locations mentioned in the Forum - nor are at least two of the intersections in the POI file that I recently downloaded.

RLC Locations:
Fletcher Avenue & Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Sligh Avenue & Habana Avenue
Brandon Town Center & Brandon Boulevard
Bloomingdale Avenue & Bell Shoals Road
Waters Avenue & Dale Mabry Highway

Newer Nuvi's

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?

Spokane troubles

It seems that Spokane Washington Red Cameras are having a hard time legally.
http://www.kxly.com/news/30099786/detail.html

Top 10 Red Light Crashes in Missouri

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1341486169001/top--red-light-cras...

Quote:

Dec 22, 2011

Arizona-based company releases video highlighting importance of controversial cameras

Bastrop gets red light 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, Florida Red Light Cameras

Oldsmar City Council approved them on December 8th.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/content/oldsmar-okays-...

Locations:
•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.

Gardena, California Dumps Red Light Camera

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 Vader and Red Light Cameras

Chad vents over the ticket he got in the mail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH-LkJ1AnSA

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"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

Had time to kill yesterday (watched cameras for 15 min)

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.

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