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......
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.
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