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Old 12-04-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Kendall County, TX
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Traffic accidents at intersections have gone up because of the red-light cameras. Mostly from people rear-ending each other.
Not the TxDOT study published this month regarding cameras in Houston.

Right-angle crashes were reduced by 43% percent; rear-end collisions increased by 5%. There seemed to be a reduction in crashes in that case (can't speak for all cities, though).
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:37 PM
 
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I have lived in Germany for a couple of years, there are cameras on nearly every street corner and in speed zones, they work fine. Their police no longer waste time on petty activities such as speeding tickets and other minor citations (unless it is done in front of them). They are able to spend their time with “real crime”, you should want the same from our police and your safety. Every day, I read the paper about another robbery or murder in the DFW area, if the cops are able to spend more time on these types of incidents I am not concerned that you are inconvenienced because you are forced to drive correctly. Happy Driving!
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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Yes, you CAN turn right on red UNLESS there is a sign posted otherwise. There ARE some intersections were it is not allowed. And NO, it does not take a picture if there is a 5' space between cars. Where on earth did you hear that one. It takes a picture of a car if it senses movement in that direction if the light is red. If you were indeed turning right on red then it should be obvious by the cars direction.


FYI, they have red light cameras in Florida too. I guess it is okay for Florida to have them though, huh.
We have red light cameras here in Virginia too
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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I lived in MI when they installed them there. I lived in FL when they were installed there. NM too and now CO. I've traveled through AZ and CA extensively to visit family.

I have NEVER gotten a ticket by a red light camera. The only person in our family who has is KNOWN by ALL to live by the credo that "Red means stop, green means go, Yellow means SPEED UP". He has been caught 4x by the same light. Rants to everyone everytime. Still hasn't paid his tickets, the oldest one is more than a year old now.

I guess the whole world will hear about it when he has his car impounded for the outstanding tickets.

He is a "Victim" of everybody and everything too, just like the OP.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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They give you the info to watch yourself on the video, why don't you watch and see if you did do something wrong?
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Inthewoods
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Stop crying over $75, go get a job at UPS for one week and pay your fine, Be a men or women about it. Step up to the plate and do what is right.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Stop crying over $75, go get a job at UPS for one week and pay your fine, Be a men or women about it. Step up to the plate and do what is right.
How about I put you on that same street corner and you can make the money back for me in about an hour
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Dallas does the same thing and I hate it.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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Just contest every single one of them you get. Take it all the way to court. Even if you lose, you will have sucked up all the money from the ticket that would otherwise be "revenue". That way you confirm your ticket is genuinely about safety and not just a cash cow.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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yesterday I was traveling on street in my local area that has just installed red light cameras at busy intersection--we have seen the flash a couple of times--but yesterday as I was entering the intersection the light turned yellow--I sort of froze--took my foot off accelarator ofr nano second--then hit the gas--I made it to the other side w/o the camera going off...but it was unnerving waiting for the flash..
They make me feel like Atreyu in The Neverending Story trying to walk by those two sphinx like statue things that shoot lasers out of their eyes if youre not fast enough and confident enough to make it past. haha
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