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Old 11-28-2007, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post Offbeat news, Man Arrested for Shooting Traffic Camera.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Police have lost red-light cameras to traffic accidents but never to gun play. "This is the first one that's been shot," Capt. Gordon Catlett said of the wounded camera at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Interstate 640 - one of 15 camera-equipped intersections in the city.

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I got one of those tickets once too. It was $350 plus whatever else I had to pay for online traffic school. I think it came to over $400.

It was one of those things where the light was yellow and turned red just in time for me to get snapped. Okay, I broke the law. Not intentionally, but man that was a heck of a lot of money to pay. I've known people who've gotten a couple of those at a time...
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:42 PM
 
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"You might be a Redneck if..." Seriously, I wish the folks that think red light cameras are such a great idea could be at the wheel of an tractor trailer (with an empty trailer) on a wet/snowy/slushy/icy road. Let them choose between getting a fine and trying to keep the trailer from jack-knifing...
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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"You might be a Redneck if..." Seriously, I wish the folks that think red light cameras are such a great idea could be at the wheel of an tractor trailer (with an empty trailer) on a wet/snowy/slushy/icy road. Let them choose between getting a fine and trying to keep the trailer from jack-knifing...
You should be going slow enough in such conditions that you can stop if the light changes to yellow as you approach it.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:21 PM
 
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You should be going slow enough in such conditions that you can stop if the light changes to yellow as you approach it.
KevK, I run on a dedicated account and I'm familiar with all of the routes (and their traffic lights) on the account. And it's STILL difficult to do that without going CONSIDERABLY slower than the speed limit. Even running slower because of road conditions isn't the perfect answer, either. Trust me, far too many lights are difficult, if not impossible to anticipate. How 'bout the ones that turn red on you at 3 a.m for "traffic calming"?
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: California
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When they first began installing those red light cameras here we had a huge increase in rear end accidents until people got used to them.

Because it's a moving violation they don't send tickets if it's a company vehicle, the ticket has to be issued to a person. thats how it works here anyway.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:18 PM
 
Location: California
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You should be going slow enough in such conditions that you can stop if the light changes to yellow as you approach it.
Theres a big differance driving a car compared to a big truck, there a lot more weight to try to stop in the same distance.
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