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yodudebc

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2011 3:03:40 PM

I've seen people stop short to avoid venturing into an amber and get rear-ended.
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EZEd
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:20:54 PM

"Cristian Pop, a technician for Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia will appear in court October 30 on charges that he stole the anti-camera “Vote Yes on 408? campaign sign on Thursday, tossing it into a nearby field."

Yet *ANOTHER* example of dirty, underhanded tricks and offenses committed by the criminal racket that is the red light camera industry. These companies' are corrupt, and their employ henchmen, not employees.
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:10:56 AM

Against
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:04:47 AM

Florida Appeals Court Strikes Down Red-Light Cameras
In a dramatic reversal of a decision handed down six months ago, the Florida Court of Appeal decided Wednesday that the way red-light cameras are operated throughout the state is unlawful. A three-judge panel unanimously set aside its April 23 opinion, replacing it with a decision that represents bad news for automated ticketing vendors and cities that rely upon them.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:04:28 AM

Controversy Brews As Voters Take on Traffic Cameras
Red-light camera and speed camera companies are seeing their market diminish rapidly, and employees are nervous. In two weeks, voters in three states have a chance to outlaw automated ticketing through local ballot measures. Cristian Pop, a technician for Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia will appear in court October 30 on charges that he stole the anti-camera “Vote Yes on 408? campaign sign on Thursday, tossing it into a nearby field.
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:50:31 PM

Against
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 4:20:01 PM

against
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:15:58 PM

they are not to be trusted
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:07:24 AM

Chicago, Illinois Resists Short Yellow Refunds
Officials in Chicago, Illinois are doing their best to resist the increasingly loud calls for a refund of 77,000 red-light camera tickets issued at intersections where the yellow warning time was illegally short. Joseph M. Ferguson, the city’s inspector general, revealed on Friday that tickets were issued at intersections where the yellow time was 2.9 seconds, which falls before the bare minimum 3.0 seconds required under federal regulations.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:06:24 AM

Orange County, California Advances Ordinance Banning Red-Light Cameras
America’s sixth most populous county is fed up with red-light cameras, and the Orange County, California Board of Supervisors is determined to do something about it. On Tuesday, they unanimously approved to the first draft of an ordinance that outlaws the use of automated ticketing machines on roads within the incorporated areas of the county. This includes Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, North Tustin and Santiago Canyon. Board Chairman Shawn Nelson explained that the measure only affects ticket cameras.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:48:22 AM

against
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 12:20:50 PM

against...crooked!
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EZEd
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 11:42:46 AM

Camera companies are corrupt, criminal enterprises, and should be investigated under federal RICO laws. Too many documented cases of companies bribing city officials, as well as sworn LEOs, for this activity to be "just a few bad apples." It is pervasive. It is part of the business plan. Get rid of them!
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 12:13:10 PM

Against.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 11:27:36 AM

Bankrupt Traffic Camera Company Sends Ohio Town To Collections
Cities that sign up for speed cameras and red-light cameras sometimes wind up with greater expenses than they bargained for. American Traffic Solutions (ATS) sued the city of Houston, Texas and won a $4.8 million settlement two years ago, an amount the 4th largest city in America could readily pay. The $638,093 judgment defunct traffic camera company Nestor Traffic Systems won on Wednesday against East Cleveland, Ohio, on the other hand, represents about three-quarters of the cash-strapped town’s entire property tax revenue for the year.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 11:26:59 AM

Dayton, Ohio Red Light Cameras Exploit Short Yellows
Ohio’s red light cameras have generated more than $8 million over the past two years. Many of the $85 automated tickets are issued at intersections where the yellow signal warning times fall short of the minimum allowed under state law.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 8:07:48 AM

Against.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 6:51:07 PM

against
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 5:17:56 PM

Having worked in a downtown office, dodging red light runners as I walked from my parking spot, I lost all desire to listen to any arguments against them. Put them everywhere, and increase the fines. Threaten my life with your car and I don't much care that you don't like being caught on film.

[Edited by: rumbleseat at 9/28/2014 5:18:45 PM EST]
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 3:25:54 PM

Against.
All it does is collect money, it does nothing to solve the problem of running a red light.
Plus here many are speed on green also.
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gmc48
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 3:22:48 PM

Opposed.
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 12:33:55 AM

Against.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 10:54:39 PM

Ohio Supreme Court Slams City That Blocked Anti-Camera Vote
The law director of Maple Heights, Ohio was left with egg on his face as the state Supreme Court wholly rejected the legal arguments he came up with to block a public vote on red-light cameras and speed cameras. In a unanimous decision Friday, the six justices insisted that the city’s attempts to drag its feet and avoid a public vote on the operation of speed cameras and red-light cameras violated the clear legal requirement of the state constitution that the council put a measure on the ballot “forthwith” once the signatures are certified.
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 10:44:59 PM

For, absolutely.
Everyone of my GasBuddy do follow the regulation, especially for Traffic Lights. So, we are not really worried about cameras on Red Light. It's rreally for those who beak the law and even more important, a danger to orhers.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 9:28:54 PM

Against
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 7:26:16 PM

New Jersey Governor Slams The Door On Red-Light Cameras
Red-light cameras in New Jersey will almost certainly go dark before Christmas. Governor Chris Christie (R) on Thursday said that he was unlikely to support renewal of the program that expires December 16, and his approval is necessary. Christie appeared on New Jersey 101.5 radio’s “Ask the Governor” program to deliver the message to state lawmakers that it would not be worth their time to put a reauthorization measure on his desk.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 8:51:49 AM

Against
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 5:02:42 PM

Against.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:54:59 AM

New Jersey Senate Committee Votes To Ban Out-Of-State Photo Tickets
Democratic and Republican members of the New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee are in full agreement on one thing: Red-light cameras and speed cameras are about making money, not improving traffic safety. The panel on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure modeled after a South Dakota law that would immunize the state’s residents from photo enforcement tickets issued by other jurisdictions.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 9:49:05 AM

for
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 10:17:55 AM

against
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nichols
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 10:04:08 AM

against most of the money goes to private companies
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 7:30:27 PM

For. Will pay for a lot more cops.
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 5:52:12 PM

Strongly against.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 10:54:11 AM

totally against.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 10:22:15 AM

Florida: City Council Embraces Accident Causing Cameras
After two years of photo enforcement use in Clearwater, Florida, the data show that accidents increased where red-light cameras were installed. At a work session on Tuesday, the city council celebrated the results.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:46:03 PM

I don't have a problem with them.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:19:18 PM

against
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nru
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:08:11 PM

They ruled them unconstitutional here - should be everywhere. Those who give up their liberties for security shall have neither.
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:33:07 PM

Whatever gets people to stop at a red....
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:28:09 PM

REDFLEX INDICTMENT SHOULD COME AS A SURPRISE TO NO ONE
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:27:21 PM

That the pro-camera side must resort to such tactics is indicative of the moral climate of the entire industry. If red-light cameras truly made roads safer, their supporters would not have to resort to obfuscation and numerical sleight-of-hand to justify their existence. If red-light cameras truly benefited entire communities as their supporters claim, the camera companies would not have to resort to bribery to secure contracts.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:26:08 PM

Earlier this year the Tampa Police Department (TPD) claimed that red-light cameras had reduced crash rates by 29 percent, but a closer look at the data showed that TPD only counted accidents that occurred within 25 feet of the intersection. According to WTSP, neighboring communities use a much wider radius around intersections for accident reporting. A WTSP news investigation determined that accidents occurring between 25 feet and 50 feet from the intersection (the sweet spot for rear-enders) actually jumped 68 percent after the cameras went up.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:25:06 PM

Anti-camera activists have known about the flawed nature of the pro-camera studies for years. In fact, the academic community has roundly criticized the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a leading camera proponent, for its shoddy research methods.

Fraudsters exist all up and down the camera revenue pipeline, and some of them don’t hide their subterfuge behind densely worded research reports and impenetrable statistical analyses. They simply rig the data and hope nobody notices.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:46:57 AM

Against. Until they do it correctly, I am against.
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EZEd
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:37:00 AM

Red light camera companies are corrupt organizations, and should be investigated under RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act). In addition to the executives in these companies, there are hundreds of local and state politicians and police officials who have improperly accepted bribes and "campaign donations" from these companies.

Investigate them! If they are indeed guilty, put them in jail, and put them out of business!
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 10:54:18 AM

California: Red-Light Camera Companies Ignore Reporting Law
Red-light camera companies have been ignoring new reporting requirements set by California law, and the judiciary has overlooked the ongoing violation. In 2012, the state legislature adopted a measure that was supposed to “make sure that drivers’ rights are protected.” Among other things, it required camera vendors to file an annual report with the state Judicial Council listing the number of violations captured; the number of citations issued with a breakdown of how many were right-hand turns; the percentage of tickets tossed out by the court; and the number of collisions before and after camera installation.
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RBMart
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 9:41:16 AM

Against.
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lled
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:39:04 AM

against
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psm80134
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:35:48 AM

Against, on principle.
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:32:32 AM

FOR
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