View Poll Results: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

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  • All cameras should be abolished

    50 49.50%
  • Abolish red light cameras only

    5 4.95%
  • Abolish speeding cameras only

    7 6.93%
  • Abolish other types of cameras only (specify)

    0 0%
  • Allow all cameras to remain in use

    28 27.72%
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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    If a vehicle stops in front of you, and that scares you, you must have been following too close!

    Have you ever paid attention to the whole picture of traffic signals?

    First off, there is usually a pause between the red of one direction, to the green and walk of the other. Even when there isn't, it still takes time for a pedestrian or car to accelerate.

    I haven't heard a single argument that doesn't sound like any better of an excuse than "my dog ate my homework."

    I am infuriated by drivers who think they are the only ones that matter on the roadways. There are other methods of "traffic quelling" that bother me, but not red light cameras.
    Yes, I understand your view is that if a pedestrian steps in front of your vehicle or a car stops while you are in an intersection, you'll run over the pedestrian or slam into the car ramming it out of the intersection because you are not afraid to comply with law. :roll

    Or is it that you are pretending that pedestrians wait for the "walk" sign and cross only within the cross walk and that no cars actually every run a red light IF they are coming the other way in a love affair with robo-camera cops no-matter-what.

    What has not been seen is you or anyone explaining how a person can avoid a redlight camera ticket with certainty UNLESS there are not other vehicles at or near the intersection, no pedestrians, and you stop and wait for the light to cycle thru to green again.

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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    I think I was photoed last week. The flash went off but I'm not sure it was photoing me. I cover my face with my hand at this location looking through my fingers. The camera is on a 6 lane highway with wide shoulders and wide islands and a ridiculous 45 limit. The camera is where a small town's borders, El Mirage, intersects a few feet of this highway. I'm so glad that this town is so concerned about my safety. It makes everyone be ready to apply their breaks for it. The poor drivers that don't know about the camera get to test their brakes since the drivers that know it's there apply their brakes.
    Note that all the cameras Phoenix has on its freeways have been removed a few years ago due to the fact that some argued, with data, that they were increasing the number of crashes. ( BTW get off the damn phone and drive. )

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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    I make a retarded face and pick my nose every time I drive past one of those cameras.
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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I make a retarded face and pick my nose every time I drive past one of those cameras.
    How do we know you don't do that all the time?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    How do we know you don't do that all the time?
    I also do that in self-portraits that I take on every trip... I am making retarded looking spaze faces while picking my nose in some terrific spots around the world. Paris. Monaco. All ove rthe USA. The Yukon. Fiji. Mexico. Hong Kong. Auckland. Sydney. Disneyland. Hanoi. Canada. It is a really great collection.

    At Disneyland as my daughter drives Utopia.

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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    They are reducing the length of yellow on traffic lights to increase red light camera tickets. Florida takes in $100,000,000.00 a year.

    It's not enough. So they are shortening the length of yellow, which insures that people will reach lights were they either slam on their brakes or risk the ticket. Since you have no way to know how long the yellow will last, slamming on your brakes is the only option to avoid a ticket.

    There is about nothing Florida will not do to endanger people if it gets money from tickets.

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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    They are reducing the length of yellow on traffic lights to increase red light camera tickets. Florida takes in $100,000,000.00 a year.

    It's not enough. So they are shortening the length of yellow, which insures that people will reach lights were they either slam on their brakes or risk the ticket. Since you have no way to know how long the yellow will last, slamming on your brakes is the only option to avoid a ticket.

    There is about nothing Florida will not do to endanger people if it gets money from tickets.
    Prove that they are changing the length of yellow lights.

    Show a credible source from the state of FL showing the change in light times.

    I call BS on this information.
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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    They are reducing the length of yellow on traffic lights to increase red light camera tickets. Florida takes in $100,000,000.00 a year.

    It's not enough. So they are shortening the length of yellow, which insures that people will reach lights were they either slam on their brakes or risk the ticket. Since you have no way to know how long the yellow will last, slamming on your brakes is the only option to avoid a ticket.

    There is about nothing Florida will not do to endanger people if it gets money from tickets.
    I suggest people learn to drive.

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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Prove that they are changing the length of yellow lights.

    Show a credible source from the state of FL showing the change in light times.

    I call BS on this information.
    It wouldn't surprise me if the length of yellow was being shortened, but I have never seen one so short that it was dangerous. Some yellows are too long. The problem is when people rely on a length of yellow they don't have. That is their failure in my opinion. When you see yellow, if you can make a non-emergency stop, then do so. If not, then keep going. If eyes were on a text message... who's fault is that?

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    Re: Abolish Traffic Enforcement Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Prove that they are changing the length of yellow lights.

    Show a credible source from the state of FL showing the change in light times.

    I call BS on this information.
    I don't know how credible the source, but this Tampa TV station
    had a lot of info in their story.
    Florida's red-light camera intersections issuing more tickets after yellow light times quietly reduced | wtsp.com

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