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Old 02-23-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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I've received two of the red light tickets.

One I was doing 40 on Merrick road (30mph limit) in the rain and chose not to slam on my brakes to make a light... One my wife made a right on red (no sign) without making a FULL stop.

I know that a cop wouldn't have cited me on either occasion but I paid them without fussing. It is what it is.

If you don't pay your tickets, you deserve additional fines, booting, etc until you PAY YOUR TICKETS!
Same thing happened to me. It was raining and I was doing 45 in a 40 and the light went from yellow to red in a second it seemed. I could not slam on the brakes and risk spinning out. So ticket it is.

And the right turn - hubby made without making a full stop. Hence that ticket.

Oh well. At least it's no points off.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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Not a boot but a shoe.


Wow with red light cameras, traffic , burglaries out of control, cars being vandalized, making classroom sizes bigger now booting cars.....sounds like NYC in the late 80's or early 90's
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Oh well. At least it's no points off.
Points don't really mean anything unless you've accumulated 11, or 6 at a time anyway. My insurance still hasn't touched my rate for a 4-pt speeding violation and it's been 2 years.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Same thing happened to me. It was raining and I was doing 45 in a 40 and the light went from yellow to red in a second it seemed. I could not slam on the brakes and risk spinning out. So ticket it is.

And the right turn - hubby made without making a full stop. Hence that ticket.

Oh well. At least it's no points off.
I'm surprised that you drive a dirty fossil fuel burning automobile and that you got a red light ticket. I remember you scolding people in another thread about learning to stop on red and it wont be a problem... hmm.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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learning to stop on red and it wont be a problem... hmm.
Funny, I stop at all reds and I can't say I've ever gotten one of the camera tickets
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Funny, I stop at all reds and I can't say I've ever gotten one of the camera tickets
Same here. But there are situations like Ilona's where it's actually more dangerous trying to stop than going through the yellow/red. The worst is the people that slam on the brakes from 50mph speed on Sunrise, the instant it turns yellow. You can go through the yellow and you won't get ticketed. Only if it's red and then you enter. Some people that are aware of the cams play it safe and create a bigger hazard to the person behind them.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Village of Patchogue, NY
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Would the police be out of a job if we all obeyed the law??
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Would the police be out of a job if we all obeyed the law??
No, they would simply make stricter laws.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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Here you go.

That's a fancy one. I've never seen that kind before. Most of the ones I've seen look like this:

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Selden New York
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Only if you break the law.....
The law is getting bigger and bigger.
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