It seems that shortened yellows is again in the news. I was wondering when there would be an issue with cameras here.
EDIT: I changed the heading to read "a shorter yellow" vs a "shortened yellow". Which as per the article it really is.
Redflex Traffic Systems is losing another customer. On Tuesday, Hayward, California's city council voted 6-1 to end the use of red light cameras at the earliest possible opportunity, joining thirty-four other California cities that have decided to abandon automated ticketing.
There are 4 new red light camera locations in Opelika, AL. Basic info is in the news article linked below. Next time I am in the area of the cameras, I will update as to specific direction(s) the cameras are aimed.
In my Tom Tom Go Live 1535 I find that all my red light cameras get deleted if I do a factory restore, I'd like to be able to install all this here .(like my favorites.ov2 are saved in my documents folder from my TomTom folder is like now ..)
Pinellas County Clerk of Court Ken Burke is asking St. Petersburg and five other cities to stop writing tickets for red light violations, arguing there are flaws in the system and that his office is spending a disproportionate amount of time dealing with the fallout from violators.
In an article posted by one of the most respected polling companies, the Pew Charitable Trusts provides more discussion regarding ticket cameras.
Perhaps some of the most telling quotes from those favoring and opposing can be summed up in these two viewpoints
Has anyone here had much experience using the Escort radar detectors that work off of GPS and utilize their own RLC / Safety Camera database? I was considering an internal unit such as the 9500ci and the database updates are included for 3 years but I was wondering how it compared to the POI files on this site for the Garmin.
20 new red light cameras to be installed in York Region, north of Toronto.
Toronto Star article
Well the brilliant powers that be here in Lakeland just authorized the installation of an additional 10 cameras in the city limits. They will go active sometime in the summer.
Southbound North Florida Avenue at Memorial Boulevard
East and Westbound Memorial Boulevard at Massachusetts Avenue
Northbound Harden Boulevard at Beacon Road
South and Northbound U.S. 98 North at Griffin Road
A bit of great news regarding red light cameras in Southwest Florida Naples Region. Collier currently has cameras at 19 approaches and 10 intersections throughout the Naples area.
The county monitors left turn and straight movements, but not right turns. In 2012, ATS issued 10,834 violations, an average of 903 per month.
Just two years after state lawmakers passed a law that allowed the use of red light cameras on Florida streets, a House committee reversed course and approved a bill that would banish them.
The House Economic Affairs Committee narrowly approved HB 4011 by a vote 10-8, underscoring just how divisive the public safety program is.
Just read a recent article that some red light camera tickets might have to be invalidated due to issues concerning the duration of the yellow lights at the affected intersections. Apparently, the yellow duration was shorter than the local requirements specified.
Just something to take a look at if you receive one of these tickets in the mail.
Usually, I do not find that thenewspaper.com publishes credible articles, but this one seems to bear following.
The Wall Street Journal has published an article that looks at the question of red light cameras in a more balanced manner than many. Among the points they raise are:
"As red-light cameras have proliferated around the U.S. over the past two decades to hundreds of cities and towns, there is one troubling detail: They don't always make traffic intersections safer."
Unbelievable! Check this out.
But study was small
Drivers lose their yellow-light lawsuit against Cary’s red-light cameras
Drivers had enough time to avoid running red light, judge says
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