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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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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 4:44:06 PM

totally against.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 4:27:42 PM

Until they straighten out the mess in this area (Chicago) I'm against them. It seems there have been short yellow lights, undetermined spikes at some locations where ordinarily there were only a few violations a day and bribery. Indictments have been served on a city official and the past president of Redflex USA.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:05:33 AM

against
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EZEd
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:59:24 AM

Against.

Where there are traffic cameras, there is corruption. RedFlex, ATS, ACS: all traffic camera companies have been caught bribing public officials. When is the US Department of Justice going to investigate these companies for racketeering?
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 1:16:42 PM

against
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Against. Problem here is they are not just red-light cameras, they are also speed-on-green.
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StarkForums
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 8:28:19 AM

against
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 8:26:44 AM

For
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Gypsy_tech
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 8:38:28 AM

I'm for them.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 8:22:58 AM

Chicago, Illinois: Judge Throws Out Camera Tickets Over Short Yellows
By The Expired Meter and DNAinfo Chicago
Some yellow lights are too short in Chicago, Illinois, according to an administrative law judge who said he has thrown out “60 to 70 percent” of the red-light camera tickets he has come across. The city says it meets the bare minimum federal standard of having yellow warning signal illuminate for three seconds at intersections. A judge who hears appeals from motorists ticketed by red-light cameras said during a hearing this week that he has seen evidence that yellow times are below the legal minimum at some Chicago intersections with red-light cameras.
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:51:46 AM

For
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:35:43 AM

For, slows ppl down for a split second.
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bearone2
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 8:09:56 AM

for
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 7:54:16 AM

California City Defies Grand Jury Overs Red-Light Cameras
Officials in Marysville, California do not like what they were told by the Yuba County civil grand jury about cleaning up the red-light camera program. On Tuesday the city considered a response to the grand jury report that refuses to accept the panel’s most important recommendations.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 7:52:39 AM

Connecticut: Redflex Busted For Impersonating The State Court
The state of Connecticut’s judicial system in January issued a cease-and-desist order to Redflex Traffic Systems after the Australian photo ticketing vendor was caught giving the impression that its tickets and payment website came from the court. Connecticut does not allow red-light cameras or speed cameras, but Redflex uses school buses as photo ticketing platforms in accordance with a law passed in 2011.
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04Ram1500
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 9:31:43 PM

A
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EZEd
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 9:56:51 AM

Where there are traffic cameras, there is corruption. RedFlex, ATS, ACS: all traffic camera companies have been caught bribing public officials. When is the US Department of Justice going to investigate these companies for racketeering?
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 7:16:05 AM

Either or...
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feelinbad
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 1:46:02 PM

Against. Not about safety, it's a profit center for the municipality and the camera supplier.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 10:14:48 AM

Illinois: Chicago Red-Light Camera Spotlight Expands
The world’s largest municipal red-light camera, beset by a $2 million bribery scandal, is facing renewed scrutiny from the public and investigators. On Friday, the inspector general for the city of Chicago, Illinois announced a formal inquiry into the photo ticketing program in the wake of blockbuster reporting from the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:42:17 PM

Against.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:10:57 PM

After reading a week of articles in the Chicago Tribune about speed cameras in the Chicago area I have to say I'm against them.

[Edited by: gvan at 7/31/2014 1:12:55 PM EST]
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 10:31:37 AM

For
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superpower0
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:56:37 AM

For.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:46:33 AM

totally against...just more cost to cities and private companies getting information on people, they should not have. We have enough issues with personal information with city,state and federal agencies, do not need to add anymore private agencies into the mix.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:30:28 AM

Illinois Man Sues Over Chicago Redflex Fraud
Crime should not pay, says an Illinois motorist, regarding red-light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems. Matthew G. Falkner, an investment banker, argues that the Australia firm unjustly enriched itself to the tune of $100 million from vehicle owners in Chicago through bribery and corruption. He does not want them to get away with it.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 2:00:23 PM

against
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 8:14:38 PM

Against.
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 7:37:21 PM

Against
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 7:35:47 AM

California: City of Riverside ends red-light traffic camera enforcement
Following a 5-2 City Council vote, the red-light traffic camera enforcement in Riverside will come to an end. Riverside’s system, in place since 2006 and now consisting of 14 cameras, will be taken out of service permanently in 60 days.
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 10:03:37 AM

Against
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 3:16:15 PM

Against
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 2:35:12 PM

Either way.
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 8:33:23 AM

FOR
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Gxpress
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 6:56:39 AM

Not a fan.
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jessjames
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 8:15:07 AM

Don't care
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WES03
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 8:08:59 AM

For red, against speed.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 4:25:29 AM

against
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 12:44:52 AM

Don't care for them
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 12:43:04 AM

against
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04Ram1500
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 12:30:10 AM

Against
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 12:03:50 AM

Against.
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noblegiant
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 10:44:37 PM

Against
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 3:27:28 PM

against

It is only for revenue generation. Many red light cameras are also speed on green cameras here.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 3:13:25 PM

California City Has Second Thoughts About Red-Light Cameras
Red-light cameras are disappearing rapidly from California streets as city councils around the state are disappointed with the performance of the devices and disturbed by admissions of bribery and other corruption. The city of Del Mar could be the next city to say farewell to automated ticketing machines. The latest city budget shows the program is losing money, with the drop in revenue attributed to “the change in standards for enforcement.”
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 10:57:15 AM

against
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StarkForums
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 1:14:25 PM

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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 11:22:45 AM

North Carolina: Fayetteville’s plan for red-light camera system may violate N.C. constitution
Fayetteville’s plan to install a red-light camera system that pays for itself with proceeds from fines may violate the North Carolina constitution. Instead of allowing a city or town to make money from the tickets it issues, the North Carolina Constitution specifies that the “clear proceeds” from fines are to be given to the public schools. That could jeopardize two bills pending before the General Assembly to help the city bring back the cameras after an eight-year hiatus.
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 4:05:09 PM

against
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 3:47:47 PM

Against.
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