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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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Manolo1
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National Standard Heads Toward Longer Yellow Times
Red-light camera use has been on the decline nationwide, and the industry’s woes are set to worsen. The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is circulating proposed changes to its yellow signal timing formula that will give motorists more time to stop at intersections without getting a ticket in the mail.
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 10:10:41 PM

Redflex US Chief Calls It Quits
The man brought in to rescue the US division of Redflex Traffic Systems from a corruption scandal and looming bankruptcy announced his resignation on Monday. James Saunders, who held the title of president and CEO of the American subsidiary of the Australian firm, will leave no later than June 30.
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 10:09:39 PM

Texas: Red-Light Camera Firm Makes Second Attempt To Block Vote
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) will not take “no” for an answer. Earlier this month, a Tarrant County, Texas district court judge rejected the company’s attempt to stop Arlington residents from voting on May 9 about whether red-light cameras should stay or go. On Tuesday, ATS lawyer Andy Taylor filed an emergency petition challenging Judge Tom Lowe’s March 3 decision saying he had no jurisdiction in the matter.
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eB40
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 10:44:34 AM

My wife and myself, with me behind the wheel had our picture taken at a red light camera here in town......

My wife was worried that we would get a ticket in the mail but we never did because it was just after a snow storm and traffic was having a problem get around on roads that were snowy and slippery......

EZEd
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 10:05:33 AM

Imagine that! A traffic camera that was "not installed for safety purposes." In my opinion, this phrase describes *ALL* red light cameras. They are for revenue enhancement, pure and simple.

If you truly want to make intersections safer, at NO COST, here's how to do it:

National Standard Heads Toward Longer Yellow Times

It costs nothing but the time of a traffic engineer to set a longer yellow light duration. It costs nothing from motorists pockets. But it doesn't generate revenue. And it can't be exploited by crooked, for-profit red light camera companies.
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 7:32:37 PM

Florida Considers Red-Light Camera Reform
As the tide continues to turn against red-light cameras nationwide, Florida lawmakers are considering scaling back their statewide program. The Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee last Wednesday approved a measure that would ban automated ticketing of rolling right turns on red and address a handful of minor concerns.
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 7:32:08 PM

Iowa DOT Cracks Down On Profit-Driven Speed Cameras
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) wants ten of the thirty-four traffic cameras in use on state roads to come down. Officials reviewed documentation supplied by Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Muscatine and Sioux City and concluded on Tuesday that too many were not installed for safety purposes.
cDagasGo
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 11:02:32 PM

For, there already running the yellow. So give them a ticket for running the red!!!
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 12:10:00 PM

2 courts, 2 opposite results
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 12:09:35 PM

Louisiana Court Of Appeal Approves Anti-Redflex Lawsuit
Opponents of automated ticketing machines in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana have been given a second chance at taking down the program. The state Court of Appeal last year reversed a lower court judge who attempted to block class action lawsuit against the parish and Redflex Traffic Systems, the Australian company in charge of the program that issues citations worth up to $175 each. The state Supreme Court allowed this decision to stand as final.
Manolo1
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California Court of Appeal Blocks Red-Light Camera Lawsuit
California motorists may not sue cities for violating their constitutional rights with red-light cameras, according to a ruling last week by the state Court of Appeal. A three-judge panel threw out a class action lawsuit claiming that the photo ticketing system undermined the confrontation, due process and equal protection clauses of the US Constitution.
cujo1977
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 9:02:53 PM

Y
ChillyVee
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 8:56:06 PM

Not a fan, though they can't be enforced here in CA
Manolo1
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Florida: Appellate Ruling Hits Cities, Traffic Camera Firm
The Florida cities that use red-light cameras, and their vendors, are realizing the full impact of having the courts turn against them. Last October, the state Court of Appeals reversed its previously held position and decided that the outsourcing of traffic ticket issuance and review to private, for-profit companies could not be tolerated.
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 7:17:16 PM

Texas: Judge Rejects Traffic Camera Company Attempt To Block Public Vote
A Tarrant County, Texas judge on Tuesday did not buy the argument of a red-light camera company that the public had no right to vote on whether cameras should be used in their community. American Traffic Solutions (ATS) filed for an emergency injunction last week in an attempt to keep the residents of Arlington from casting a ballot in the upcoming May election on the subject of automated ticketing. The Arizona-based firm found someone local who claimed he would suffer injury if fellow residents were allowed to vote.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 3:13:20 PM

California Cities Continue To Dump Red-Light Cameras
Red-light cameras are on their way out in California. To date, more than sixty towns in the Golden State have sent the private, for-profit companies that run the automated ticketing programs packing. On February 27, the cameras in Stockton will be coming down after the city quietly terminated the contract with Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia.
MeTaBall
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 9:59:05 PM

Strongly against.
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 8:23:41 PM

California: Appellate Red-Light Camera Ruling Worries Redflex
One of California’s largest providers of red-light camera systems believes a recent Court of Appeal decision spells trouble for the industry. The state’s second-highest court found that proof of improper calibration was enough to cast doubt on an automated ticketing machine’s reliability. Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia asked the state Supreme Court to “depublish” the California v. Rekte decision, effectively erasing it from the books.
subielover2014
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 2:58:53 PM

For.Watch your driving and you don't have to worry.
BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 9:42:38 AM

always against
2Tall
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 11:19:44 AM

I'm not a big fan, but red light running is a major problem
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 10:55:23 AM

Red-Light Camera Profits Continue To Tumble
Red-light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems saw its stock plummet more than 16 percent overnight as news of its dismal financial performance hit investors. The company on Thursday formally announced a $10 million trading loss for the financial year, even though the company had previously said it would break even.
toms1120
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cDagasGo
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I agree with FuelPump...
FuelPump
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Against private companies installing and operating them for profit.
Mininana
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 8:08:05 AM

to Manolo1, Buenos dias, nice report,gracias
Mininana
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 8:06:24 AM

'fraid I'm against, seems pretty unconstitutional to not be able to face your accuser, but I'm all for close police monitoring of intersections...ah, if only it were about safety rather than revenue...
dassfg
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 8:03:35 AM

AGAINST! Texas cities shorten the green & yellow light cycles to make people get caught. This causes gridlock when only 1 or 2 cars can get through an intersection prior to the SHORT green changing to yellow then immediately to red. Lots of rear end collisions happening.
toms1120
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 1:55:27 PM

Missouri Lawmakers Consider Banning Traffic, License Plate Cameras
A pair of Missouri lawmakers want to keep automated cameras from watching motorists in the Show Me State. A bill introduced by state Representative Eric Burlison (R-Springfield) would ban photo enforcement, while state Senator Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph)’s proposes to outlaw automated license plate readers (ALPR, known as ANPR in Europe).
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 1:55:11 PM

Puerto Rico Dumps Traffic Cameras, Orders Refunds
The public in Puerto Rico complained so loudly about the photo enforcement program that the territory’s government listened. Red-light cameras went up at three intersections in October dealing out $250 tickets for making rolling right turns, speeding or having a recently expired vehicle registration. On Thursday, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (D) had his transportation department refund every ticket issued.
Manolo1
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Arlington, Texas Residents Rally To Ban Red-Light Cameras
Residents of Arlington, Texas took to the steps of city hall Tuesday to demand a vote on outlawing the use of red-light cameras. The group Citizens for a Better Arlington came armed with the signatures of 11,402 fellow voters — more than the 9651 needed to force a proposition onto the ballot.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:59:33 AM

Against people who run red lights
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47pickup
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 6:33:30 PM

Missouri: Public Fights Back Against Red-Light Camera Cities
Residents who led the successful ballot initiative to ban red-light cameras and speed cameras in St. Charles, Missouri are now fighting back at three cities that are attempting to use the courts to thwart the will of voters. Carl Bearden and Dan Rakers on Monday filed to intervene in the circuit court case brought by St. Peters, Lake Saint Louis and O’Fallon to overturn the charter amendment banning automated enforcement adopted in November by 73 percent of the vote.
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California Appeal Court Finds Red-Light Cameras Unreliable
Legal controversy continues to dog California’s automated enforcement programs, despite the best effort of state lawmakers to encourage photo ticketing. The second-highest court in California decided Thursday that the red-light camera program in Riverside “did not produce reliable evidence” in rejecting the $500 citation that Redflex, a private, for-profit vendor, had mailed to Viktors Andris Rekte.
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Missouri: ATS Settles Illegal Red-Light Camera Tickets
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) began issuing red-light camera tickets in Missouri nearly a decade ago knowing what it was doing was illegal. Lawyers hired by the firm advised against acting without legislative authorization, but ATS pressed forward anyway, eager to seize the “first mover” advantage. ATS did lock up most of Missouri’s contracts, and the firm’s less daring competitors missed out. Now ATS is paying for its haste in the form of a partial refund.
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Purported Ohio Speed Camera Ban Fizzles Out
Lawmakers in the Ohio General Assembly loudly trumpeted their passage of legislation last month that would “ban” red-light cameras and speed cameras. Without exception, local news outlets reported that camera use would “come to an end” without explaining that the provisions of the new legislation did not actually ban automated ticketing machines. On Monday, Dayton became the first city to formally announce that Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia would continue to mail tickets to vehicle owners within city limits.
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anti
Manolo1
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Independent studies show that traffic accidents of all types, particularly rear-end collisions increase, often dramatically, when red-light cameras are installed at intersections. Injuries and deaths are included in this increase.Independent Studies

[Edited by: Manolo1 at 1/5/2015 10:20:00 AM EST]
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