The Truth About Cars » Red Light Camera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Red Light Camera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Redflex Under Fire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/redflex-under-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/redflex-under-fire/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1257081 Twenty-fifteen was a tough year for Redflex, the well-known and thoroughly-loathed Australian purveyor of corruption, bribery, and traffic-ticket cameras. Although the firm’s US arm obtained a small victory in the $300 million lawsuit filed against it by the city of Chicago, getting the case transferred to federal court, Chicago is expanding the scope of its lawsuit […]

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Twenty-fifteen was a tough year for Redflex, the well-known and thoroughly-loathed Australian purveyor of corruption, bribery, and traffic-ticket cameras. Although the firm’s US arm obtained a small victory in the $300 million lawsuit filed against it by the city of Chicago, getting the case transferred to federal court, Chicago is expanding the scope of its lawsuit […]

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Chicago’s Bid To Fleece Motorists Of $90M Falls Short http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/chicagos-bid-fleece-motorists-90m-falls-short/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/chicagos-bid-fleece-motorists-90m-falls-short/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:10:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=934858 Don’t you just hate it when you plan to screw your constituents out of nearly a hundred million bucks and you only get, like, half of that? A combination of salesmanship and greed led the city of Chicago to blanket the city with speed and red-light cameras. They were expected to issue over one million […]

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Don’t you just hate it when you plan to screw your constituents out of nearly a hundred million bucks and you only get, like, half of that? A combination of salesmanship and greed led the city of Chicago to blanket the city with speed and red-light cameras. They were expected to issue over one million […]

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Garfield Heights Mayor Wants City To Become Red Light District, Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/garfield-heights-mayor-wants-city-to-become-red-light-district-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/garfield-heights-mayor-wants-city-to-become-red-light-district-again/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:49:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=403522 Last November, citizens of Garfield Heights, OH, banned the use of red light cameras in the city. The vote was close, 4,827 to throw the cameras out against  4,735 for keeping them. But presidencies were decided on a slimmer margin. The keeps the cams side had powerful support:  A PAC called “Safe Road Ohio” lobbied […]

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Last November, citizens of Garfield Heights, OH, banned the use of red light cameras in the city. The vote was close, 4,827 to throw the cameras out against  4,735 for keeping them. But presidencies were decided on a slimmer margin. The keeps the cams side had powerful support:  A PAC called “Safe Road Ohio” lobbied […]

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Missouri: Judge Finds Red Light Camera Program Illegal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/missouri-judge-finds-red-light-camera-program-illegal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/missouri-judge-finds-red-light-camera-program-illegal/#comments Tue, 24 May 2011 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395954 A circuit court judge in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday ruled the city’s use of automated ticketing machines violated state law. Since 2007, St. Louis gave the private company American Traffic Solutions (ATS) the right to issue tickets worth more than $30 million to the registered owners of vehicles that are photographed at local intersections. […]

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A circuit court judge in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday ruled the city’s use of automated ticketing machines violated state law. Since 2007, St. Louis gave the private company American Traffic Solutions (ATS) the right to issue tickets worth more than $30 million to the registered owners of vehicles that are photographed at local intersections. […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Defends Traffic Camera Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/ohio-supreme-court-defends-traffic-camera-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/ohio-supreme-court-defends-traffic-camera-program/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 13:32:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394010 Ohio’s supreme court has a long history of defending traffic tickets, whether they happen to be issued by police or a machine. The court on Wednesday maintained this tradition in tossing out a constitutional challenge to the photo enforcement hearing process, denying the challengers the chance to present their case in full. The high court […]

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Ohio’s supreme court has a long history of defending traffic tickets, whether they happen to be issued by police or a machine. The court on Wednesday maintained this tradition in tossing out a constitutional challenge to the photo enforcement hearing process, denying the challengers the chance to present their case in full. The high court […]

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Washington: Anti-Camera Referendum Spreads to Redmond http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/washington-anti-camera-referendum-spreads-to-redmond/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/washington-anti-camera-referendum-spreads-to-redmond/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:08:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388942 The initiative effort to give voters a say in whether red light cameras and speed cameras are used has spread to a fifth city in Washington state. The group BanCams.com began circulating petitions in Redmond, kicking off an effort on Saturday to gather the 3845 signatures required to put the measure on the ballot. The […]

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The initiative effort to give voters a say in whether red light cameras and speed cameras are used has spread to a fifth city in Washington state. The group BanCams.com began circulating petitions in Redmond, kicking off an effort on Saturday to gather the 3845 signatures required to put the measure on the ballot. The […]

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Virginia: Rutherford Institute Takes on Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/virginia-rutherford-institute-takes-on-red-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/virginia-rutherford-institute-takes-on-red-light-cameras/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:17:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375889 A civil rights think tank on Friday urged Albemarle County, Virginia to cancel its red light program. In a letter to county supervisors, the Rutherford Institute made the case that the contract the county entered into with Australian vendor Redflex Traffic Systems violates the law and will likely not achieve the stated goal of reducing […]

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A civil rights think tank on Friday urged Albemarle County, Virginia to cancel its red light program. In a letter to county supervisors, the Rutherford Institute made the case that the contract the county entered into with Australian vendor Redflex Traffic Systems violates the law and will likely not achieve the stated goal of reducing […]

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California: Red Light Camera Class Action Suit Advances http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/california-red-light-camera-class-action-suit-advances/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/california-red-light-camera-class-action-suit-advances/#comments Mon, 08 Nov 2010 15:04:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371779 A federal class action lawsuit seeks to take advantage of last month’s California Supreme Court’s red light camera decision. The high court let stand a lower court ruling that invalidated citations on the ground that the city of Santa Ana’s failed to provide the legally required warning periods before activating the automated ticketing machines (view […]

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A federal class action lawsuit seeks to take advantage of last month’s California Supreme Court’s red light camera decision. The high court let stand a lower court ruling that invalidated citations on the ground that the city of Santa Ana’s failed to provide the legally required warning periods before activating the automated ticketing machines (view […]

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California Cities Attempt to Depublish Red Light Camera Decision http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/california-cities-attempt-to-depublish-red-light-camera-decision/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/california-cities-attempt-to-depublish-red-light-camera-decision/#comments Mon, 11 Oct 2010 14:02:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368165 In July, a three-judge panel of the appellate division of the Superior Court of California in Orange County ruled that red light camera tickets issued at certain intersections in Santa Ana were invalid because the city failed to provide legally required notice. The case was certified for publication, and last month the cities of Santa […]

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In July, a three-judge panel of the appellate division of the Superior Court of California in Orange County ruled that red light camera tickets issued at certain intersections in Santa Ana were invalid because the city failed to provide legally required notice. The case was certified for publication, and last month the cities of Santa […]

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Louisiana: Parish Red Light Camera Program Caught in Bogus Billing Scandal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/louisiana-parish-red-light-camera-program-caught-in-bogus-billing-scandal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/louisiana-parish-red-light-camera-program-caught-in-bogus-billing-scandal/#comments Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:50:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=367915 The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s investigation of the Jefferson Parish payroll wrapped up Wednesday, revealing that the parish’s red light camera program was at the center of a scandal that drew the interest of federal investigators. Auditors concluded that former parish President Aaron Broussard and former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson likely violated payroll fraud statutes. “We […]

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The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s investigation of the Jefferson Parish payroll wrapped up Wednesday, revealing that the parish’s red light camera program was at the center of a scandal that drew the interest of federal investigators. Auditors concluded that former parish President Aaron Broussard and former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson likely violated payroll fraud statutes. “We […]

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California: Another City Admits Accidents Not Reduced By Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/california-another-city-admits-accidents-not-reduced-by-red-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/california-another-city-admits-accidents-not-reduced-by-red-light-cameras/#comments Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:54:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363675 Under court order, Redwood City, California was forced to admit that the red light camera installed at Whipple Avenue and Veterans Boulevard in March 2008 have done absolutely nothing to reduce traffic collisions. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Clifford V. Cretan instructed the city council to respond to a civil grand jury report from […]

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Under court order, Redwood City, California was forced to admit that the red light camera installed at Whipple Avenue and Veterans Boulevard in March 2008 have done absolutely nothing to reduce traffic collisions. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Clifford V. Cretan instructed the city council to respond to a civil grand jury report from […]

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Minneapolis Sues Redflex Over Camera Ticket Refund http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/minneapolis-sues-redflex-over-camera-ticket-refund/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/minneapolis-sues-redflex-over-camera-ticket-refund/#comments Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:44:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362231 Minneapolis, Minnesota is angry enough at being forced to refund $2.6 million in red light camera tickets that it has filed a lawsuit against the private company it hired to issue those citations. The city last month filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County Court to recover damages, but Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia yesterday asked […]

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Minneapolis, Minnesota is angry enough at being forced to refund $2.6 million in red light camera tickets that it has filed a lawsuit against the private company it hired to issue those citations. The city last month filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County Court to recover damages, but Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia yesterday asked […]

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California Court of Appeal Publishes Red Light Camera Hearsay Decision http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/california-court-of-appeal-publishes-red-light-camera-hearsay-decision/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/california-court-of-appeal-publishes-red-light-camera-hearsay-decision/#comments Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:16:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361636 California’s second highest court on Wednesday upheld the publication status of a key decision that called into question the legitimacy of red light camera evidence. The state Court of Appeal rejected the request of the cities of Santa Ana and Menlo Park to depublish a May appellate ruling of the Orange County Superior Court (view […]

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California’s second highest court on Wednesday upheld the publication status of a key decision that called into question the legitimacy of red light camera evidence. The state Court of Appeal rejected the request of the cities of Santa Ana and Menlo Park to depublish a May appellate ruling of the Orange County Superior Court (view […]

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New Mexico: City Expands Traffic Cameras Despite Accident Increase http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/new-mexico-city-expands-traffic-cameras-despite-accident-increase/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/new-mexico-city-expands-traffic-cameras-despite-accident-increase/#comments Wed, 12 May 2010 14:03:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356263 The Las Cruces, New Mexico city council voted Monday to partially obey a New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to remove red light cameras and speed cameras from the state right-of-way by May 18. State officials are concerned with the negative impact that the devices have on safety, but Las Cruces officials emphasized the need […]

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The Las Cruces, New Mexico city council voted Monday to partially obey a New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to remove red light cameras and speed cameras from the state right-of-way by May 18. State officials are concerned with the negative impact that the devices have on safety, but Las Cruces officials emphasized the need […]

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Virginia Governor Kicks Off Massive Photo Enforcement Expansion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/virginia-governor-kicks-off-massive-photo-enforcement-expansion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/virginia-governor-kicks-off-massive-photo-enforcement-expansion/#comments Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:20:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354372 Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) signed into law last week a proposal that would create an entirely new form of automated ticketing machine, an “airport business” camera. The move followed his approval last month of legislation designed specifically to revive his state’s moribund red light camera program. Beginning in July, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority […]

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) signed into law last week a proposal that would create an entirely new form of automated ticketing machine, an “airport business” camera. The move followed his approval last month of legislation designed specifically to revive his state’s moribund red light camera program. Beginning in July, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority […]

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California: City Fined $250,000 Over Botched Red Light Camera Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/california-city-fined-250000-over-botched-red-light-camera-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/california-city-fined-250000-over-botched-red-light-camera-program/#comments Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:42:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354252 Red light camera program troubles continue to grow in South San Francisco, California. On Wednesday, the city council will meet to discuss how to pay the $250,000 bill submitted by the San Mateo County Superior Court to cover the administrative costs of processing $3 million worth of red light camera citation refunds. Because the city […]

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Red light camera program troubles continue to grow in South San Francisco, California. On Wednesday, the city council will meet to discuss how to pay the $250,000 bill submitted by the San Mateo County Superior Court to cover the administrative costs of processing $3 million worth of red light camera citation refunds. Because the city […]

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Los Angeles Profits From Right Turn Trap http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/los-angeles-profits-from-right-turn-trap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/los-angeles-profits-from-right-turn-trap/#comments Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:32:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353867 An intersection in Los Angeles, California is billing drivers nearly $500 for making a turn in the split-second before a permissive green turn arrow appears. Los Angeles hired American Traffic Solutions to operate thirty-two cameras in order to generate about $4 million a year in revenue. The cameras now pounce on drivers making technical mistakes […]

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An intersection in Los Angeles, California is billing drivers nearly $500 for making a turn in the split-second before a permissive green turn arrow appears. Los Angeles hired American Traffic Solutions to operate thirty-two cameras in order to generate about $4 million a year in revenue. The cameras now pounce on drivers making technical mistakes […]

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California: Legislation Would Create Green Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/california-legislation-would-create-green-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/california-legislation-would-create-green-light-cameras/#comments Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:33:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353514 Red light cameras in the state of California originally were first used to issue tickets to the owners of vehicles that entered an intersection after the light had turned red. In just the past few years, the cameras have shifted focus and now primarily ticket the owners of vehicles that make rolling right-hand turns on […]

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Red light cameras in the state of California originally were first used to issue tickets to the owners of vehicles that entered an intersection after the light had turned red. In just the past few years, the cameras have shifted focus and now primarily ticket the owners of vehicles that make rolling right-hand turns on […]

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