The Truth About Cars » Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Corrupt Red Light Camera Company Sued By Chicago for $300M http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/corrupt-red-light-camera-company-sued-chicago-300m/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/corrupt-red-light-camera-company-sued-chicago-300m/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:15:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1157554 Chicago wants $300 million from the company it hired to photograph, ticket and follow drivers after it was revealed that executives bribed city officials for the contract, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Executives for Redflex paid over $2 million to city officials through a bag man for the $124 million contract from the city, which started […]

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Chicago wants $300 million from the company it hired to photograph, ticket and follow drivers after it was revealed that executives bribed city officials for the contract, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Executives for Redflex paid over $2 million to city officials through a bag man for the $124 million contract from the city, which started […]

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The Redflex Bribery Scandal Reaches Ohio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/redflex-bribery-scandal-reaches-ohio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/redflex-bribery-scandal-reaches-ohio/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1096345 It’s the kind of disgraceful corruption that would have seen its perpetrators swinging from a tree in a more forthright age: an alleged $2 million bribery program that has already seen a Redflex consultant plead guilty to charges of delivering over $570,000 in cash and other bribes to Chicago’s former managing deputy commissioner of transportation. […]

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It’s the kind of disgraceful corruption that would have seen its perpetrators swinging from a tree in a more forthright age: an alleged $2 million bribery program that has already seen a Redflex consultant plead guilty to charges of delivering over $570,000 in cash and other bribes to Chicago’s former managing deputy commissioner of transportation. […]

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More Legislators Move To Ban Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/legislators-move-ban-red-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/legislators-move-ban-red-light-cameras/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1053273 The bane of many a motorist and freedom advocate alike, the red light camera’s days may be drawing to a close as more governments move to ban them. Over the past two months alone, legislators in California, Illinois and Texas have moved to do away with the devices based on both civil rights and financial […]

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The bane of many a motorist and freedom advocate alike, the red light camera’s days may be drawing to a close as more governments move to ban them. Over the past two months alone, legislators in California, Illinois and Texas have moved to do away with the devices based on both civil rights and financial […]

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Support For Automated Enforcement Only So-So Among Americans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/support-automated-enforcement-among-americans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/support-automated-enforcement-among-americans/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1033377 While use of red-light and speed cameras are on the wane, support for automated enforcement depends upon where and who the constituent is. According to Autoblog, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found 70 municipalities have dropped red-light camera programs in their jurisdictions over the past 30 months. Said programs peaked at […]

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While use of red-light and speed cameras are on the wane, support for automated enforcement depends upon where and who the constituent is. According to Autoblog, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found 70 municipalities have dropped red-light camera programs in their jurisdictions over the past 30 months. Said programs peaked at […]

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Chicago’s Yellow Light Intervals Generating More Fines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/chicagos-yellow-light-intervals-generating-fines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/chicagos-yellow-light-intervals-generating-fines/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1009266 Ever notice how the traffic lights in Chicago switch from yellow to red quicker than in other cities? That’s because the city changed the formula. FiveThirtyEight reports the formula — yellow change time = 1 + (1.47 * Approach Speed) / (2 * Deceleration Rate) — was altered to increase the chances of a driver […]

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Ever notice how the traffic lights in Chicago switch from yellow to red quicker than in other cities? That’s because the city changed the formula. FiveThirtyEight reports the formula — yellow change time = 1 + (1.47 * Approach Speed) / (2 * Deceleration Rate) — was altered to increase the chances of a driver […]

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ACLU Challenges Arrests For Headlight-Flashing To Warn Of Speed-Traps http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/aclu-challenges-arrests-headlight-flashing-warn-speed-traps/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/aclu-challenges-arrests-headlight-flashing-warn-speed-traps/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=964786 There is more wacky traffic enforcement news coming out of Missouri this month than any other state. Last week, the Missouri attorney general began proceedings to shut down the ability of thirteen speed-trap-infested towns to generate excessive revenue from traffic tickets. Also last week, the cities of O’Fallon, Lake Saint Louis and St. Peters filed suit against St. Charles County saying […]

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There is more wacky traffic enforcement news coming out of Missouri this month than any other state. Last week, the Missouri attorney general began proceedings to shut down the ability of thirteen speed-trap-infested towns to generate excessive revenue from traffic tickets. Also last week, the cities of O’Fallon, Lake Saint Louis and St. Peters filed suit against St. Charles County saying […]

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B&B Reject Red-Light Cameras In Three States On Election Night http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/bb-reject-red-light-cameras-three-states-election-night/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/bb-reject-red-light-cameras-three-states-election-night/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=941769 Tuesday, the B&B made their voice known on the issues affecting them, including a set of referendums on the infamous red-light traffic camera. Autoblog reports voters in Cleveland and Maple Heights, Ohio, St. Charles County, Mo., and Sierra Vista, Ariz. overwhelmingly rejected the cameras on the basis that their use did more for the bottom […]

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Tuesday, the B&B made their voice known on the issues affecting them, including a set of referendums on the infamous red-light traffic camera. Autoblog reports voters in Cleveland and Maple Heights, Ohio, St. Charles County, Mo., and Sierra Vista, Ariz. overwhelmingly rejected the cameras on the basis that their use did more for the bottom […]

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Texas: Top State Senator Says Red Light Cameras About Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/texas-top-state-senator-says-red-light-cameras-about-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/texas-top-state-senator-says-red-light-cameras-about-money/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:07:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427043 The most senior Texas state lawmaker admitted last week that he voted to save red light camera programs even though he knew they had no effect on public safety. State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston), who was first elected to the legislature in 1973, appeared on KTRH radio’s morning news program to discuss how public opposition […]

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The most senior Texas state lawmaker admitted last week that he voted to save red light camera programs even though he knew they had no effect on public safety. State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston), who was first elected to the legislature in 1973, appeared on KTRH radio’s morning news program to discuss how public opposition […]

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Colorado: Auditor Blasts Denver Photo Ticketing Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/colorado-auditor-blasts-denver-photo-ticketing-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/colorado-auditor-blasts-denver-photo-ticketing-program/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:28:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422907 After performing a thorough performance audit, Denver, Colorado’s city auditor is no longer convinced of the value of red light cameras and speed cameras. The Denver Police Department (DPD) deputized the Dallas-based firm Affiliated Computer Services (ACS, a division of Xerox) to issue red light tickets at four intersections and speeding tickets throughout the city […]

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After performing a thorough performance audit, Denver, Colorado’s city auditor is no longer convinced of the value of red light cameras and speed cameras. The Denver Police Department (DPD) deputized the Dallas-based firm Affiliated Computer Services (ACS, a division of Xerox) to issue red light tickets at four intersections and speeding tickets throughout the city […]

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Florida Appeals Court Sides with Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/florida-appeals-court-sides-with-red-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/florida-appeals-court-sides-with-red-light-cameras/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:42:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420940 The Florida legislature’s authorization of red light cameras last year was superfluous, a divided state Court of Appeals panel ruled yesterday. The majority sided with the city of Aventura in overturning a Miami-Dade County Circuit Court decision from last year that found Aventura had jumped the gun by giving American Traffic Solutions (ATS) a green light to […]

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The Florida legislature’s authorization of red light cameras last year was superfluous, a divided state Court of Appeals panel ruled yesterday. The majority sided with the city of Aventura in overturning a Miami-Dade County Circuit Court decision from last year that found Aventura had jumped the gun by giving American Traffic Solutions (ATS) a green light to […]

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Maryland Court: No Redress When City Violates Speed Camera Law http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/maryland-court-no-redress-when-city-violates-speed-camera-law/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/maryland-court-no-redress-when-city-violates-speed-camera-law/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:26:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420391 Maryland state law prohibits municipalities from paying contractors to operate speed camera and red light cameras on a per-ticket basis. In an October 27 ruling, the Court of Special Appeals found that localities are free to ignore this legal requirement. A group of motorists in 2008 filed a class action lawsuit against Montgomery County, the […]

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Maryland state law prohibits municipalities from paying contractors to operate speed camera and red light cameras on a per-ticket basis. In an October 27 ruling, the Court of Special Appeals found that localities are free to ignore this legal requirement. A group of motorists in 2008 filed a class action lawsuit against Montgomery County, the […]

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Photo Ticketing Investors Content with Declining US Performance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/photo-ticketing-investors-content-with-declining-us-performance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/photo-ticketing-investors-content-with-declining-us-performance/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419136 Investors in Redflex Traffic Systems were resigned toward the photo enforcement vendor’s declining US performance at Wednesday’s annual shareholder meeting in Melbourne, Australia. The company has lost significant US market share and profit as more cities reject automated ticketing machines. Nonetheless, large executive compensation packages were approved without the dissent found in past meetings. Shareholders […]

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Investors in Redflex Traffic Systems were resigned toward the photo enforcement vendor’s declining US performance at Wednesday’s annual shareholder meeting in Melbourne, Australia. The company has lost significant US market share and profit as more cities reject automated ticketing machines. Nonetheless, large executive compensation packages were approved without the dissent found in past meetings. Shareholders […]

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Washington: More Anti-Camera Initiatives to Come http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/washington-more-anti-camera-initiatives-to-come/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/washington-more-anti-camera-initiatives-to-come/#comments Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:11:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417638 Washington State ballot initiative guru Tim Eyman vowed Wednesday to put even more pressure on municipalities he sees as dependent on automated ticketing revenue. Eyman is feeling good after voters on Tuesday rejected cameras by comfortable margins in three of three contests on Tuesday. Larger jurisdictions are now in his sights. “For us, it’s full […]

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Washington State ballot initiative guru Tim Eyman vowed Wednesday to put even more pressure on municipalities he sees as dependent on automated ticketing revenue. Eyman is feeling good after voters on Tuesday rejected cameras by comfortable margins in three of three contests on Tuesday. Larger jurisdictions are now in his sights. “For us, it’s full […]

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Voters in Seven Cities Reject Photo Enforcement http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/voters-in-seven-cities-reject-photo-enforcement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/voters-in-seven-cities-reject-photo-enforcement/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 15:15:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417314 Voters in eight cities in three states cast ballots Tuesday to decide whether red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in their communities. Seven of the races went against the use of photo ticketing. The night’s first results came from Ashtabula, Ohio where 60 percent of residents approved an amendment to the city […]

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Voters in eight cities in three states cast ballots Tuesday to decide whether red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in their communities. Seven of the races went against the use of photo ticketing. The night’s first results came from Ashtabula, Ohio where 60 percent of residents approved an amendment to the city […]

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Another Florida City Settles Suit Over Illegal Photo Ticketing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/another-florida-city-settles-suit-over-illegal-photo-ticketing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/another-florida-city-settles-suit-over-illegal-photo-ticketing/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:38:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416606 Many Florida municipalities now regret jumping the gun and installing red light cameras before the state legislature authorized their use in 2010. The Hallandale Beach city commission will vote later today to approve a settlement of $375,566 to be repaid to vehicle owners who were mailed tickets before the program was actually legal. American Traffic Solutions (ATS), […]

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Many Florida municipalities now regret jumping the gun and installing red light cameras before the state legislature authorized their use in 2010. The Hallandale Beach city commission will vote later today to approve a settlement of $375,566 to be repaid to vehicle owners who were mailed tickets before the program was actually legal. American Traffic Solutions (ATS), […]

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Missouri Appeals Court Sides with Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/missouri-appeals-court-sides-with-red-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/missouri-appeals-court-sides-with-red-light-cameras/#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2011 16:44:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416090 A Missouri appellate court judge with family ties to the red light camera industry yesterday led the charge to save photo ticketing programs from legal attack. In a per curiam decision, Eastern District Presiding Judge Robert G. Dowd Jr and two colleagues upheld the ticket issued by American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to motorist Mary Nottebrok […]

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A Missouri appellate court judge with family ties to the red light camera industry yesterday led the charge to save photo ticketing programs from legal attack. In a per curiam decision, Eastern District Presiding Judge Robert G. Dowd Jr and two colleagues upheld the ticket issued by American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to motorist Mary Nottebrok […]

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Washington: Report Finds Red Light Camera Installation Unjustified http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/washington-report-finds-red-light-camera-installation-unjustified/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/washington-report-finds-red-light-camera-installation-unjustified/#comments Sat, 29 Oct 2011 16:59:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416053 A report released last week by the engineering firm Gibson Traffic Consultants (GTC) found the use of red light cameras unjustified in Bellingham, Washington. The study gathered collision data from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the city to conclude the use of an automated ticketing machine at the intersection of Guide Meridian […]

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A report released last week by the engineering firm Gibson Traffic Consultants (GTC) found the use of red light cameras unjustified in Bellingham, Washington. The study gathered collision data from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the city to conclude the use of an automated ticketing machine at the intersection of Guide Meridian […]

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California: Despite “Voluntary” Citations, LA County Rakes in Millions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/california-despite-voluntary-citations-la-county-rakes-in-millions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/california-despite-voluntary-citations-la-county-rakes-in-millions/#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:13:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415994 After news spread that paying a red light camera tickets in Los Angeles County, California is optional, the average number of people paying citations declined by nearly a third. According to an analysis of Los Angeles County Superior Court payment transaction count and revenue data by TheNewspaper, the state, Los Angeles County, municipalities and photo […]

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After news spread that paying a red light camera tickets in Los Angeles County, California is optional, the average number of people paying citations declined by nearly a third. According to an analysis of Los Angeles County Superior Court payment transaction count and revenue data by TheNewspaper, the state, Los Angeles County, municipalities and photo […]

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Colorado: Another City Looks to Dump Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/colorado-another-city-looks-to-dump-red-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/colorado-another-city-looks-to-dump-red-light-cameras/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:22:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415328 Add Colorado Springs, Colorado to the growing list of cities having second thoughts about the use of red light cameras. On Tuesday, interim Police Chief Pete Carey discussed his intention to drop the year-old program as the contract with vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) expires at the end of the year. The mayor, who asked […]

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Add Colorado Springs, Colorado to the growing list of cities having second thoughts about the use of red light cameras. On Tuesday, interim Police Chief Pete Carey discussed his intention to drop the year-old program as the contract with vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) expires at the end of the year. The mayor, who asked […]

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Washington: Judge Throws Out Voter Petition on Red Light Cameras http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/washington-judge-throws-out-voter-petition-on-red-light-cameras/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/washington-judge-throws-out-voter-petition-on-red-light-cameras/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:27:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414507 A King County, Washington court is unwilling to allow the public to have any input into the question of whether red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in Redmond. In a ruling yesterday, Judge Laura Inveen quashed the 6050 signatures that had been filed by city residents who wanted the issue to be […]

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A King County, Washington court is unwilling to allow the public to have any input into the question of whether red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in Redmond. In a ruling yesterday, Judge Laura Inveen quashed the 6050 signatures that had been filed by city residents who wanted the issue to be […]

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California Governor Sides with Red Light Camera Companies http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/california-governor-sides-with-red-light-camera-companies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/california-governor-sides-with-red-light-camera-companies/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:13:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414365 California Governor Jerry Brown (D) sided on Friday with red light camera companies and the remaining municipalities that use automated ticketing machines. He vetoed a measure that would have placed the mildest of restrictions on photo ticketing. “I am returning Senate Bill 29 without my signature,” Brown wrote in his veto message. “This bill standardizes […]

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California Governor Jerry Brown (D) sided on Friday with red light camera companies and the remaining municipalities that use automated ticketing machines. He vetoed a measure that would have placed the mildest of restrictions on photo ticketing. “I am returning Senate Bill 29 without my signature,” Brown wrote in his veto message. “This bill standardizes […]

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Texas City Works with Traffic Camera Company to Nullify Anti-Camera Vote http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/texas-city-works-with-traffic-camera-company-to-nullify-anti-camera-vote/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/texas-city-works-with-traffic-camera-company-to-nullify-anti-camera-vote/#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2011 14:15:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413331 A red light camera company and officials in the city of Baytown, Texas are conspiring to nullify the results of an election. In November, 58 percent of voters approved a ballot measure prohibiting the use of red light cameras unless a police officer is present to witness any alleged offense. American Traffic Solutions (ATS) filed suit […]

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A red light camera company and officials in the city of Baytown, Texas are conspiring to nullify the results of an election. In November, 58 percent of voters approved a ballot measure prohibiting the use of red light cameras unless a police officer is present to witness any alleged offense. American Traffic Solutions (ATS) filed suit […]

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Washington: City Goes All Out to Defend Dangerous Camera Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/washington-city-goes-all-out-to-defend-dangerous-camera-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/washington-city-goes-all-out-to-defend-dangerous-camera-program/#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:43:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412957 The city of Redmond, Washington decided last week that it had no intention of putting the issue of red light cameras and speed cameras to a vote of the people. The mayor refuses to transmit the completed petition signatures for an initiative on the topic to the county auditor, despite a state law that sets […]

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The city of Redmond, Washington decided last week that it had no intention of putting the issue of red light cameras and speed cameras to a vote of the people. The mayor refuses to transmit the completed petition signatures for an initiative on the topic to the county auditor, despite a state law that sets […]

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Missouri: Violations Still Down with Longer Yellows http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/missouri-violations-still-down-with-longer-yellows/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/missouri-violations-still-down-with-longer-yellows/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 14:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412580 Photo enforcement advocates downplay the benefit of increased yellow time in addressing the problem of red light running. New evidence from Arnold, Missouri shows that red light cameras continue to flash at a much lower rate since the state mandated longer signal timing at a number of photo-enforced intersections. Arnold was the first jurisdiction in […]

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Photo enforcement advocates downplay the benefit of increased yellow time in addressing the problem of red light running. New evidence from Arnold, Missouri shows that red light cameras continue to flash at a much lower rate since the state mandated longer signal timing at a number of photo-enforced intersections. Arnold was the first jurisdiction in […]

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Texas: Red Light Camera Tickets a Man Running a Green Light http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/texas-red-light-camera-tickets-a-man-running-a-green-light/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/texas-red-light-camera-tickets-a-man-running-a-green-light/#comments Sat, 24 Sep 2011 17:10:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412438 Cities that use automated ticketing machines at intersections routinely assert two things: The camera does not lie, and at least three humans review each citation before it is dropped in the mail. That did not happen in Port Lavaca, Texas. On September 12, Port Lavaca Police Sergeant Kelly Flood signed a ticket accusing Dale Price […]

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Cities that use automated ticketing machines at intersections routinely assert two things: The camera does not lie, and at least three humans review each citation before it is dropped in the mail. That did not happen in Port Lavaca, Texas. On September 12, Port Lavaca Police Sergeant Kelly Flood signed a ticket accusing Dale Price […]

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