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Old 11-06-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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Unhappy I got my first red light camera ticket

Was caught on August 28th and I received the ticket on October 19th.

First one.....50 bucks.

How about you? How many have you gotten?

0? 3? 5+?
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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0, i cant stand the idea of cutting a check to those a-holes.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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Try not blowing through lights while blabbing on ypur cell phone
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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Ill Slam on my brakes when the light turns yellow, before i pay the county $50
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Dead end - Long Island,
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Ill Slam on my brakes when the light turns yellow, before i pay the county $50

Rather pay 50 than the cement truck hitting me slam on my brakes
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Was caught on August 28th and I received the ticket on October 19th.

First one.....50 bucks.

How about you? How many have you gotten?

0? 3? 5+?
So far 0 but I think I have one coming, went thru a left turn arrow. It had a shield on it to prevent the straight traffic from seeing it but it also prevented me from seeing it till I was 75' away so I went thru it along with the straight traffic.

Waht county are you in? Just wondering how long before mine comes from Suffolk.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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$50 bucks is a bargain, they are $500 in most cities in Southern California.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Rather pay 50 than the cement truck hitting me slam on my brakes
It's a hard choice.

It's quite intuitive that these cameras will increase rear-end collisions - data support that. I guess the justification for installing them is that they may decrease (potentially more dangerous) side crashes.

This report from 2005 by the Federal Highway Administration is not very convincing about the increased safety:

Safety Evaluation of Red-Light Cameras–Executive Summary - FHWA-HRT-05-049

"Crash effects detected were consistent in direction with those found in many previous studies: decreased right-angle crashes and increased rear end ones. The economic analysis examined the extent to which the increase in rear end crashes negates the benefits for decreased right-angle crashes. There was indeed a modest aggregate crash cost benefit of RLC systems."

For example, side-crashes decreased by 24.5%, rear-end crashes increased by 15%; injuries from side-crashes decreased by 15.7%, injuries from rear-end crashes increased by 24%...
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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$50 bucks is a bargain, they are $500 in most cities in Southern California.

How much of that do they actually collect?

If I remember correctly, the tag stays with the car as it is sold. If the buyer doesn't register it, can't they drive around and amass tickets they have no intention of paying?
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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It's a hard choice.

It's quite intuitive that these cameras will increase rear-end collisions - data support that. I guess the justification for installing them is that they may decrease (potentially more dangerous) side crashes.

This report from 2005 by the Federal Highway Administration is not very convincing about the increased safety:

Safety Evaluation of Red-Light Cameras–Executive Summary - FHWA-HRT-05-049

"Crash effects detected were consistent in direction with those found in many previous studies: decreased right-angle crashes and increased rear end ones. The economic analysis examined the extent to which the increase in rear end crashes negates the benefits for decreased right-angle crashes. There was indeed a modest aggregate crash cost benefit of RLC systems."

For example, side-crashes decreased by 24.5%, rear-end crashes increased by 15%; injuries from side-crashes decreased by 15.7%, injuries from rear-end crashes increased by 24%...

If I am interpreting this correctly, rear end crashes have been the most costly economically; they've increased with the installation/enforcement via RLC. Yes, right angle has gone down, which is good. There is no data with respect to serious injuries or deaths, however.
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