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Old 11-03-2008, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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You could probably look it up on the website for Florida Dept of Transportation. FDOT for short.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Okay, that makes sense. I think we had way more red light runners in Houston (where I just came from) though. They drove like total maniacs there!

Oh just wait. There is a reason why were 2006 angriest city in america! we are like miami now.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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They have had them here in Kissimmee for a few months and if its the same thing we have they are are aids for police officers in telling if you have run a red light. The lights turn blue as soon as it had turned red and it is visible in any direction they are sitting at. So if a police officer is sitting there waiting for red light runners they can see them coming and going essentially.
That's interesting because you don't see them during the daylight hours....They're only visible at night from what I have seen....
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Here is a link to the article I read in the Osceola News gazette:Blue lights installed over Kissimmee It is the 4th story down.

Does it sound like the same thing that they have in Orange? I haven't seen any yet.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Yeah that is what they are, but I am surprised they did not just do full on cameras. I do not get the point of these signals and I would not think they are not that much of a deterrent.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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im not totaly sure about how these blue lights have a reason i just came from Indiana for vacation and my dad and me were wondering if know why exactly they have them AND NO GUESSES PLZ email me at [email]bailys994545@yahoo.com[/email] hope you guys know (=
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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They are to catch red light runners by "lighting up simultaneously with red lights, allowing law enforcement to determine from any side of the intersection whether motorists ran the red light." Read the article that I posted above for confirmation.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:48 AM
 
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Almost every city I have lived in has these, including my last home, Louisville. Traffic cameras save lives and ticket fools who think they are above the law and run red lights.

Can't anyone on city-data google?

It took me 10 seconds to find this :

http://www.cityoforlando.net/gis/pdf...%2007_2008.pdf
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Thanks for the info Stx. However, the OP is talking about these Blue LCD lights that are above traffic lights on a lot of intersections around town. The camera's legality is still up in the air right now. These blue lights are a cheaper way to catch red light runners, however, the officer has to be physically sitting there in order to catch people.

Not to get off topic but I was wondering if anyone has gotten a ticket from one of the cameras recently or has that been put off until the legal issues have been cleared up?
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:44 AM
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Location: Cape Coral FL
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We have both, the blue lights, and a small number of cameras in Cape Coral. I personally do not know of anyone ticketed by the blue lights, nor cameras at intersections. The cameras are hammering people that kinda slide thru the toll booths without paying however. Just by the amount of acquaintances I've heard of getting these pictures of their tags in the mail, I'd assume toll violations are about as problematic as red light runners.
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