A new ban:
Tampa city council votes 4 to 3 to remove RLC from city limits, reason cited was revenues generated is going to city’s general fund and not traffic safety.
The city netted about $1.6 million in revenue last fiscal year.
There are 51 cameras working at 21 intersections in the city limits.
With the weasel we have as mayor and the rubber stamp police chief I'll believe it when I see it.
Red light cameras will soon come down in St. Petersburg, FL. Council members decided they weren't making enough money so they will not renew their contract. Money is more important than safety. In Tampa, Oldsmar and Clearwater they will continue to operate.
Here's another Florida city 'non-renewing' its contact with ATS:
Posted: March 6, 2014
The City of Margate will not be renewing their contract for their red light cameras after their contract expires in December according to Mayor Lesa Peerman.
Published: March 6, 2014
Updated: March 6, 2014 at 03:26 PM
ST. PETERSBURG — The clock is ticking on the city’s red-light camera program.
After an two-hour emotional debate, the city council voted 6-2 to wind down the controversial red-light camera program once fines no longer cover the cost of the program or by Sept. 30, whichever is sooner.
Full story here:
There are places which sell a cover for your license plate. Allegedly it blocks your plate from being read by camera.
I'm assuming it no longer works (assuming it ever did). Does anyone have any definitive information?
Just heard on NY news that a politician finally came up with a constructive idea concerning red light cameras. He want to have an alert sign to warn of an approaching red light camera. His thinking is that the idea is not to just collect revenue, but to actually discourage drivers from going thru red lights.
Na Ohio Judge has ruled against a Village's use of speed cameras. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/26/ohio-judge-halts-...
The following are quotes within the following link.
"The cameras are not about improving safety but providing an additional revenue source for counties and cities."
"Rear-end and angle crashes increased."
When the complainant filed a suit the charge was dismissed therefore they don't have a case according to St. Louis city official. If you complaint then the city will drop the charge. If you pay the ticket, you will be call an idiot.
This show how city used red light camera as revenue generator not for safety.
I have lived in Florida my entire and have been familiar with red light cameras for some time. I was not aware, however, that there are speed cameras. Yesterday, while driving through Apopka, FL, my trust Garmin and POI red light and speed camera POIs alerted me to several speed cameras.
on yellow. I think I've gotten the hang of it (kind of like when ABS was new, you had to just do it, not read about it in the owner's manual).
I do not know if this would be a headache/nightmare for POI maintenance or not, so please forgive me if it would be.
Can a zip code field/column be added to the RLC POI file? The reason I ask is to make it easier to search the file geographically.
Any thoughts from a lawyer ? Will it stick? Will the city owe refunds to those that paid a ticket by the unconstitutional flawed law, if the Ohio Supreme Court also finds them unconstitutional.
Cleveland suspends traffic camera appeal hearings because of court ruling.
Elmwood Place is a suburb of Cincinnati. Ohio is working on a state ban on speed cameras.
City officials still refuse to release full findings (Flickr).
Baltimore's speed cameras over-charged motorists $2.8 million dollars in 2012, a secret audit conducted for the city found.
This according to the Chicago Tribune.
County Supervisors voted this morning to not renew the contract for the permanent speed cameras. They were immediately turned off and should be removed within the next two weeks.
The reason? They did not generate enough revenue.
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