View Poll Results: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

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  • Neither should be banned.

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  • Both should be banned.

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  • Only the DUI checkpoint app should be banned.

    1 2.17%
  • Only the Red Light came app should be banned.

    3 6.52%
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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    My answer might surprise some folks on here...... ban neither.

    I have one of these applications on my cell phone as well. Its called "Trapster" I believe. (I put it on there so I can see when people are reporting me running stationary radar as a "Speed Trap" )

    The information is obtained from OTHER USERS reporting the activity. I find absolutely no reason why the government should ban communication between individuals on the internet.

    If anything, these programs, more specifically the ones that report "speed traps", are doing our job for us. The job of law enforcement enforcing traffic speed laws is to keep people driving at a reasonable speed so the harm done during a crash isn't unnecessarily higher than it should be. If people see the "speed trap" warning on their application, they will be wary about going fast. That is going to make them drive at a reasonable speed, thus doing our job for us. This same can apply to the red light camera systems. If people see it, they are going to make sure they do not run that red light. Which is going to increase traffic safety at that intersection, and other intersections where the same thing is occurring.

    As far as the DWI checkpoint aspect is concerned. The person may decide to call a cab instead. The person may decide to try to take an alternate route, however, I highly doubt the person who would do so carefully planned this out a head of time based upon the information they received, they may have received a warning as they were approaching the area, which means they are screwing around with their phone and are probably a prime candidate to get pulled over for swerving on the roadway anyways not to mention when they get within eyesight of the checkpoint and then decide to turn around, many jurisdictions are authorized to stop a vehicle that turns around at a checkpoint. And, lastly on the DWI checkpoint issue....... DWI checkpoints do not occur so often that this would be an often enough used feature of the application, and DEFINATELY not worth banning the application.

    Because in the end... the people are allowed to have free exchange of ideas...
    It would be like making it illegal, for people to flash their lights at oncoming traffic, to warn of an upcoming speed trap.

    It's dumb.
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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    A big fine wouldn't be a slap on the wrist. But I certainly wouldn't charge them nearly 10,000 bucks, mandate classes and therapy, make them go to MADD talks, give them 40+ hours of community service, take away their license, and threaten them with jail time for an offense which had not actually infringed upon the rights of others.
    Ive arrested over 200+ DWI Offenders. Ive NEVER had someone be charged nearly 10,000 bucks.

    One's private attorney fees are not the problem of the state.
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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post


    Do you have a problem with red light cameras causing an increase in Rear end Collisions and creating a more dangerous intersection?

    .........but government told you it was all about "getting those dangerous people off the road".
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    The red light camera didn't create the increase in rear end collisions. The idiot drivers reaction to the red light camera did that.

    What next, are you going to blame marked patrol vehicles for creating a rear end collision because some retard thought he had to bring his vehicle to a complete stop with 3 seconds of yellow light to spare because there was a police officer around? ( True story, I was on my way home from court one afternoon and I went through a fresh yellow light, but the vehicle next to me slammed its brakes out of paranoia of me and nearly caused the vehicle behind it to rear end him. The van that was behind said moron swerved left into the left turn lane and then back right and through the intersection to avoid the collision )

    Are you also going to blame firefighters for creating crashes when some idiot driver with their boom-de-boom boom music turned up too loud didn't notice the fire truck until it was right up on him and then his reaction is to swerve right in front of other traffic with no warning and crash? (Also a true story).
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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Really? So an officer of the law should be able to ask you to disrobe for a strip search right there on the side of the road? in plain sight? REALLY?
    Thats a ridiculous compairison. I hope you realize that.......
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    What he described is basically the way it works. NC has them but are in the process of banning them. One of the main complaints is that no witness to the crime exists. No person can testify regarding the infraction.
    NC's way of banning them is to require that 90% of the fine goes to public education. With the cost of running most red light camera systems being higher than 10% of all fines collected in most areas, they had to shut down the programs in most areas.

    Alot of the signs are still up though, strangely enough, the ones warning about "Red Light Photo Enforced"
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Sure it is. You want to go in my car and look at my private effects with no permission. Depending on what's in a person's car it could be quite embarrassing. How is that different than the strip search scenario? A person walking out of a pawn shop could have weapon hiding in his pants as easily a person leaving a bar is drinking and driving.
    Absolutely ridiculous.
    PLAIN SIGHT means plain sight. It doesn't mean opening a car door and looking up under the seat, opening the glove box and the trunk. It doesn't mean opening a purse in order ot view its contents. It means what is in..... PLAIN SIGHT, without manipulation by law enforcement.
    FFS is right.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I do in fact have expectation of privacy. Not the full privacy I have in my home, but I am still very much entitled to secure myself, my papers, my property, etc. against unreasonable search and seizure.
    Nice. Classic soundbyte with no additional information.

    If you are driving down the street with a bomb in the back seat visible by all who happen to look to their left, then you don't have a reasonable expectation of privacy for that bomb.... FFS!
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    The issue with check points is the police stop you for no apparent reason to get that peek in the car. If we were talking about a cops walks by a stopped car with the window down and sees a bag of pot and arrests a guy, sure, I'm in agreement. If he stops you first (for no apparent reason) then it's a whole different story.
    Actually, DWI checkpoints require that a sign be posted several hundred feet before the checkpoint stating "DWI CHECKPOINT AHEAD" If it is, in fact, a DWI checkpoint.

    So, there goes your "no apparent reason" argument eh?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    The red light camera didn't create the increase in rear end collisions. The idiot drivers reaction to the red light camera did that.

    What next, are you going to blame marked patrol vehicles for creating a rear end collision because some retard thought he had to bring his vehicle to a complete stop with 3 seconds of yellow light to spare because there was a police officer around? ( True story, I was on my way home from court one afternoon and I went through a fresh yellow light, but the vehicle next to me slammed its brakes out of paranoia of me and nearly caused the vehicle behind it to rear end him. The van that was behind said moron swerved left into the left turn lane and then back right and through the intersection to avoid the collision )

    Are you also going to blame firefighters for creating crashes when some idiot driver with their boom-de-boom boom music turned up too loud didn't notice the fire truck until it was right up on him and then his reaction is to swerve right in front of other traffic with no warning and crash? (Also a true story).
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    6 Cities That Were Caught Shortening Yellow Light Times For Profit

    6 Cities That Were Caught Shortening Yellow Light Times For Profit

    Short yellow light times at intersections have been shown to increase the number of traffic violations and accidents. Conversely, increasing the yellow light duration can dramatically reduce red-light violations at an intersection.

    Some local governments have ignored the safety benefit of increasing the yellow light time and decided to install red-light cameras, shorten the yellow light duration, and collect the profits instead.

    Here are some of the cities that have been caught with short yellow light times over the past few years:
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    Re: Should DUI checkpoint and red light cam apps be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The fourth amendment still exists even in public. I don't understand you people saying stuff essentially saying that if you're outside the government can do whatever they want to you whenever they want to do it. It is in all seriousness, insane.
    Your lack of understanding is what is insane.

    I don't recall anyone stating that " the government can do whaetver they want to you whenever they want to do it".
    Can you show me that quote by someone? Thanks for the help pal.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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