LAKELAND | City commissioners voted 5-2 on Monday to approve a contract with its red-light camera provider that could bring 10 to 30 additional cameras to Lakeland inter-sections.
Just what we need, Jeeze.
Cities around the country that have experimented with longer yellow signal times have reported great success in improving safety. Georgia towns, for example, saw 80 percent reductions in violations after a law kicked in mandating longer yellows
Voters in Riverside, California will decide in June whether red light cameras should be used in their community. The city council narrowly decided last month to renew the use of the controversial devices while also offering the public a chance to be heard.
A lot of the discussion about red light cameras comes down to "just make the yellow longer." I have stated may times there just isn't a single factor that goes into how the duration for a yellow signal is set.
Two Chicago Tribune articles,
Red Light Camera Revenue is Falling
Arlington Heights still says no to red light cameras
I was in El Paso today -- no, waitaminnit, what time is it? Oh geez, it's 6:30 in the morning!
I was in El Paso yesterday, and got several red light camera warnings, but every time I got to the intersection, there was NO red light camera there, there were only the small cameras used to make the lights change, like the old magnetic loops used to do.
This was broadcast in St. Louis on 10/25/2012
The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles sought approval of the plan Tuesday.
They want new tags because existing tags are hard to read by toll cameras and RLC
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Here is an article about new cameras in New Miami, OH. These cameras look pretty portable. Is it possible to program your GPS to just avoid the entire town?
how do i know there is no false alarm?
Riverdale Park, Maryland refuses to back down in the face of a class action lawsuit challenging the town to refund citations bearing the forged signature of a police officer.
Just kidding JM and Angela, we need you guys more than ever.
The Chicago Tribune has an article in today's paper about a questionable connection between a red-flex representative, and a city official. To get the full article, you have to have a membership. http://www.chicagotribune.com/
I saw on the news last week that 10 new red light cameras are going to be installed in Sarasota, Florida.
U.S. 41 and Bahia Vista Street (Northbound)
U.S. 41 and Bahia Vista Street (Southbound)
Tuttle Avenue and Bahia Vista Street (Northbound)
Beneva Road and Fruitville Road (Southbound)
Lockwood Ridge Road and Fruitville Road (Southbound)
A court challenge forced officials in Victoria, Australia to admit last week that red light cameras at eight intersections have been extremely productive because the yellow warning times were illegally short. The yellows fell short anywhere between 0.5 and 1.5 seconds with the incorrect timing in place, in one instance, for seven-and-a-half years.
There is no evidence that the red light camera program in Tallahassee, Florida has done anything to reduce the number of collisions in the city, according to Tallahassee City Auditor Sam M. McCall. McCall's office released a report on the program late last month based upon a review of the available evidence for the program that became operational August 1, 2010.
Just another way Emperor Bloomberg is trying to discourage auto traffic and raise revenue by bleeding the Middle Class
"Both red light related collisions and rear end collisions increased at intersections with red light cameras in the period after the cameras were install as compared to a similar time period before camera installation,"
Flashes at one of Pohatcong Township’s red light camera intersections will soon fade out.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation determined Tuesday the cameras at Routes 22 and 122 must cease processing citations Nov. 1.
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