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Old 12-23-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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After getting my first ever traffic ticket from a traffic camera by mail (in Seattle), I started a thread on this and one person suggested that it was easy to fight the ticket without even going to court, but I could not understand his post for the most part. Apparently you fight the camera company rather than the city.
My ticket was for stopping 2.1 second before making a right on a red light rather than for stopping 3 seconds.

How has the traffic camera implementation plan gone in your city? In some cities I read on google that they are removing these cameras due to ineffectiveness. I find it hard to believe that this revenue scam from the government can be anything but profitable.

Have you ever fought such a ticket with success?

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Old 12-23-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Originally Posted by usernametaken View Post
After getting my first ever traffic ticket from a traffic camera by mail (in Seattle), I started a thread on this and one person suggested that it was easy to fight the ticket without even going to court, but I could not understand his post for the most part. Apparently you fight the camera company rather than the city.
My ticket was for stopping 2.1 second before making a right on a red light rather than for stopping 3 seconds.

How has the traffic camera implementation plan gone in your city? In some cities I read on google that they are removing these cameras due to ineffectiveness. I find it hard to believe that this revenue scam from the government can be anything but profitable.

Have you ever fought such a ticket with success?
It's a revenue generator. In the beginning, we all got tickets. Now, many of the ticket getters do not live in the town. I don't really have an opinion on them but they are probably the least liked thing about where I live.
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled the cameras illegal and made the City of Minneapolis pay back $2.6M in fines collected from offenders. City subsequently sued the system installer (Redflex?) but it sounds like that company is (or will soon be) bankrupt. Ironically enough the money to pay back the fines will be coming from the tax base used to fund these idiotic scams.

One of the main points in striking down the law was the obvious fact that there is no proof that the owner of the vehicle was the driver committing the offense. duhhhh

Minnesota Supreme Court Strikes Down Red Light Cameras
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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Traffic Cameras in my area aren't used to issue tickets.
Macomb County aims to video record traffic

Which is surprising since they need all the revenue they can get right now
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