I read all replies here about those bastard unmarked cops. They
represent, along with politicians, beauroRats, world leaders, and
scuzbags a control over our lives day in and day out. WE must stop the
insanity, you do have a choice, no matter what it is, you have a choice.
We are weak against them, is what they want us to feel. Sure we are
free, but suppressed at the same time. In other words we are really not
that free. They arrange loans to us so we can have the nice 3 bedroom
house c/w white picket fence and eat home made apple pie. We ultimately
pay the price, most of us are living around the "too much month at the
end of the money" lifestyle as it is. But how many of the average
employees at your work place are getting any further ahead? Ask yourself
this If you could start your own business and never pay a dime of tax
again, WOULD YOU DO IT?) And because of the sudden found tax loopholes
those bastards have for themselves, you could take advantage of those
too! So what are you waiting for? Come on, you guys are smart? Or did
the public school system help tap in to less than about ten percent of
your potential? Did you buy a self help/motivational cassette tape? And
I don't mean to lose weight. Then obviously you have been suppressed.
The class of people your parents and their parents, parents were able to
hang out with would be in no doubt a long line of simple folk with
little means to better themselves too. You needed to be born with in the
stench of god given wealth, right? The bloodline of the guy/gal with a
doctorate from Yale(In any discipline)That's the family you want to
become part of, as your chances at true success is now ten times of
those of you and me who are reduced to axe grinding through life. This
is a true controlling effect. High fluting bankers love us, we make them
rich, they keep the interest at a rate that we can just bear, so we can
work ourselves to the bone.
Then we educate our children by those standards as set out in the public
school system so they too can repeat in life as we have. So pay as
little tax as possible, cheat if you have to, don't think the BeauroRats
don't. Challenge any of those carefully hidden tax grabs ie Red light
cameras, Photo-Radar if it returns Etc.
Folks these days it seems everyone's got their greedy F&*&^&& little
hands in our pockets.
I apologize for the long winded post.
Something else you might want to think about. Not all of the cameras are
there for ticketing purposes. Some cities have them setup for real time
monitoring. Interesections with unusually high traffic accidents will be
monitored real time so that there is no delay in dispatching emergency
personnel to the scene.
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They could spend a bit of money on getting an engineer to study the
intersection to see why it is so dangerous. Once they identify the cause,
they can come up with a solution. Having a camera there to send help
when necessary is better than nothing, but not by much.
i've often wondered by they can't design a traffic light situation to
indicate that the green has gone "stale" by the green light start to
flash slowly about 2/3 the way through the light cycle and increases the
flashing frequency until the yellow light comes on. this way, if you
are approaching the intersection, you have knowledge ahead of time
whether or not the green light is in the process of changing and just
when it is going to change and can adjust your driving accordingly.
i don't know if it will cut down on traffic accidents because there will
be certain per centage of drivers who will take their chances, but if
they followed this rule, it appears to be a strong case for the stop
light camera even more so, because these drivers are truly the ones who
are running the lights.
just my .02 cents.
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Good thing most states wont allow these as you have to be handed a citation in
hand in person at the time of the infraction by the officer who witnessed the
Once in a blue moon, you read in the paper about the occasional challenge to a
citation that a cop mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. In my
state, every single one of those gets tossed as they are "constitutionally
invalid". The problem is, most people just pay up and don't fight.
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 00:50:07 +0200 (CEST), Nomen Nescio
Maybe this is why I haven't seen a lot of these cameras in Texas: the
traffic code there states that if a driver enters an intersection
legally, he/she can leave the intersection legally.
Therefore, it doesn't matter if the light turns red while you're in the
intersection-- you don't get a ticket so long as the light was yellow
when you entered it.
There is no ability to shorten yellows to trap drivers so the profit
motive just ain't there.
Sure there is, even so. To give you an extreme example, let's say that
there's a 50 MPH speed limit on a road you typically drive. The yellow
light at a camera-controlled intersection lasts only 0.5 second. You
may see the light turn yellow while you're a few hundred feet away and
(logically) assume that it's going to last 4-5 seconds based on the
speed of traffic, so you keep your foot in it, as you could probably
barely stop before the intersection without locking 'em up as it is, and
you will likely have cleared the intersection within 5 seconds if you
maintain speed. However, the light turns red before you enter the
intersection, and smile! you know the rest.
An extreme example, but the same sort of thing happens all the time with
RLC's, just not quite as short yellows.
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You haven't thought it thru very well. The yellow is there to warn the
drivers that it will turn red in a few seconds. If it turns red too
qickly, then entering the intersection "legally" (i.e., on the yellow)
doesn't apply (because there's this thing called "finite stopping
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