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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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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 8:35:48 AM

Against, on principle.
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 11:44:27 PM

Against.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:31:30 PM

You can apply those findings to 99% of cities across the USA...
read below:
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:30:12 PM

Already bruised by an ongoing bribery scandal, the City of Chicago’s red-light camera program took another body blow recently, thanks to the city’s own Office of Inspector General (IGO).

The IGO conducted an audit of the Chicago’s red-light program to “determine if red-light camera installations were made based on the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) stated primary criterion of reducing angle crashes to increase safety.”
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:29:57 PM

The audit sought to answer nine specific questions posed by members of the Chicago City Council, including the following:

• Has the City installed, and is the City installing, red-light cameras in locations with the highest number of angle crashes?
• Has the City used, and is the City using accurate data in determining the location for red-light cameras?
• Is CDOT following its own prioritization steps for red-light camera relocations?
• Which City departments, consultants, and/or employees of Redflex are involved in the decision to install or relocate red-light cameras, and how?
• What is the total cost of the camera system, including installation and annual maintenance?

The findings, or lack thereof, are stunning. In its cover letter to Mayor Emanuel and other city officials summarizing the results, the IGO states the following:
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:29:40 PM

Our audit’s findings can be summarized in two simple points.

First, CDOT was unable to substantiate its claims that the City chose to install red-light cameras at intersections with the highest angle crash rates in order to increase safety. Neither do we know, from the information provided by CDOT, why cameras in locations with no recent angle crashes have not been relocated, nor what the City’s rationale is for the continued operation of any individual camera at any individual location.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:29:23 PM

Second, our audit uncovered little evidence that the overarching program strategy, guidelines, or appropriate metrics are being used to ensure the RLC program is being executed to the best benefit of the City or the general public. Specifically, we found a lack of basic recordkeeping and an alarming lack of analysis for an ongoing program that costs tens of millions of dollars a year and generates tens of millions more in revenue.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 8:36:09 AM

Redflex Officials Charged With Bribery, Fraud, Conspiracy
The former head of US operations for Redflex Traffic Systems was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury. Karen Finley, 54, was charged with nine counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to use bribes to win and expand a lucrative red-light camera contract with Chicago, Illinois worth $124 million.
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Manolo1
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 8:35:17 AM

Two Ohio Cities To Vote On Traffic Camera Bans
Red-light cameras and speed cameras have been put to a vote at the ballot box in eight Ohio towns, more than anywhere else in the nation. Residents of Cleveland and Maple Heights on Monday submitted petitions to raise that figure to ten.
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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

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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

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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

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

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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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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 8:09:56 AM

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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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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 9:31:43 PM

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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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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

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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

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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 9, 2014 2:35:12 PM

Either way.
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