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Old 07-28-2011, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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L.A. City Council Votes to Remove Red-Light Cameras

They were unpopular, unenforced, and costing money.

L.A. City Council Votes to Remove Red-Light Cameras - NYTimes.com

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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...now, if only the Tucson City Council would read the NYTimes!
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Across the US yellow lights have been shortened with the connivance of politicians and bureaucrats looking for private sector higher paying jobs. As a result, accidents went up. A cry went up from the astro-turf wilderness about the slaughter on our roads. Ergo, cameras and huge revenues.

In Canada the yellow light was lengthened slightly, and there is a momentary pause before the lights change to the next configuration. Accident reduction.

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...as always there's a three-way probability: (1) the RIGHT way; (2) the WRONG way; and (3) the GOVERNMENT (city/state/federal) way...in that descending order!
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Houston turning off red light cameras as it works to avoid paying millions in legal fight | StarTribune.com

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HOUSTON - Houston authorities leaders have voted to permanently turn off the city's red light cameras.

Houston City Council approved a resolution Wednesday removing the cameras and canceling the program's contract, some nine months after residents voted for them to be shut off.

The resolution also allows the city to either reach a reasonable settlement with the camera vendor to settle the program's contract or take the case to court.

The company that runs the program has said that canceling the contract will mean the city will have to pay up to $25 million in damages.

Mayor Annise Parker says the city is hoping to settle the contract through mediation and avoid litigation. She told council members that both sides are still far apart.
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^ Proof positive that the darn things were intended to be revenue generators first and foremost. Grrr.
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OK - how do people here propose that red-light "jumpers" or "runners" be caught ?

(I am not in favour of these cameras, I want accidents caused by people breaking the rules to be reduced)
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It seems like we have a cop for every 3 citizens in our police state; surely if they spent a little less time at the donut shop or demonizing citizens over seatbelts they could enforce the laws that matter.

They could do better in eliminating short yellows which are nothing more than entrapment schemes.

More comprehensive driver's training might help too.
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More comprehensive driver's training might help too.
...for whom? The citizens or the cops?
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OK - how do people here propose that red-light "jumpers" or "runners" be caught ?

(I am not in favour of these cameras, I want accidents caused by people breaking the rules to be reduced)
You'll be in the vanguard by turning yourself in to authorities after driving at 3-mph over the limit. Etc.

The one second delay between the red in one direction and the green in another would take care of most of the problem, after a longer yellow.

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