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
Last year, 71 percent of voters in Mukilteo approved a measure outlawing cameras. On Tuesday, 65 percent of the voters in Bellingham, 65 percent in Monroe and 59 percent in Longview felt the same way. Local politicians in some jurisdictions are starting to realize the public is not on their side.
The speed-camera lie
"Traditional law-enforcement duties are best performed by men, not machines. This is the case in Maryland, where speed cameras continue to pronounce the innocent guilty, regardless of mounting evidence that the measuring devices are faulty."
While driving westbound on 10th ave N at the corner of S Congress ave in the city of Lake Worth Florida I saw that there's a red light camera.
Cities Blink on Traffic Cameras - More Ask if Devices Used to Catch Drivers Running Red Lights Are for Safety or Revenue (Fair Use Excerpt)
In Print: Monday, November 7, 2011
By NATHAN KOPPEL
Officials in Albuquerque, N.M., are expected to decide Monday whether to join the small but growing number of cities that have switched off cameras meant to catch motorists running red lights.
Denver in ticketing folks at red lights even after they stop, but end up just over the white line. Too bad!
Cordon multi-target photo-radar system leaves no car untagged (video)
By Amar Toor posted Oct 31st 2011 9:37AM
Is anyone having any success fighting RLC or Speed cameras? Any luck using a common law process?
LA Times October 27, 2011
As the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to pay its defunct red-light camera program's operator to process outstanding citations, a statewide advocacy group released a scathing report of such traffic-ticket operations, saying agreements with vendors tend to focus "more on profits than safety."
One out of every five Americans lives in a community that pays a for-profit company to install and operate cameras that record traffic violations. A pro-consumer group says that practice could end up putting profits ahead of safety and accuracy.
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