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Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

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3 comments:

  • John Flanagan posted at 1:48 pm on Wed, Feb 5, 2014.

    John Flanagan Posts: 347

    Between traffic cameras, drones overhead, computer hackers, government snooping, IRS audits, and other things, life is much more complicated today then when I started out 69 years ago. I suppose it will get even worse in the future.

     
  • PhotoRadarScam posted at 7:45 am on Wed, Feb 5, 2014.

    PhotoRadarScam Posts: 1

    The camera companies bank, and make bank, on the confusion around the intersection definition. Arizona is the only state that has this definition. The cities fought the law change to be like the other states because they know it will cut into their ticket revenue and they got Brewer to veto it. There is no compelling reason to be different than the other states.
    Also, while the light timing may meet the standards, the timing is set at the MINIMUM. The minimum is NOT optimal for safety, it is typically higher. But the city doesn't care about this, they want MONEY, not safety.

     
  • Canute posted at 7:03 am on Wed, Feb 5, 2014.

    Canute Posts: 1

    "City engineers maintain through the website that the timing of all lights in the city follow established guidelines “set by the Institute for Transportation Engineers and adopted by the Federal Highway Administration in the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices.”

    These guidelines are the problem. By opposing the laws of physics, adherence to them causes drivers to inadvertently run red lights.

    CBS report: http://wtkr.com/2014/02/04/red-light-camera-traps-does-physics-prove-our-yellow-lights-are-too-short/

    Traffic Technology International Article: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ecd7d66f#/ecd7d66f/1

     

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