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Old 01-05-2015, 12:07 PM
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Red-Light Running Crashes Continue to Decrease in Florida

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - January 05, 2015) - The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' (DHSMV) recently released third annual Red-Light Camera Summary Report analyzed data from 68 police agencies in the cities and towns in Florida where red-light safety cameras are deployed. The report shows a decrease in red-light running violations and crashes at intersections with red-light safety cameras and is consistent with results from previous state reports affirming the effectiveness of this important law enforcement tool. Total violations decreased 14 percent from the 2013 study.

The primary goal of red-light safety cameras, however, remains improved traffic safety, and this year's DHSVM report provides many examples for improvement in Florida, the third-most dangerous state in the nation for red-light running fatalities.
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The law was all most watered down last year, look for another attempt this year.
State Senate puts brakes on red light camera repeal | The Miami Herald
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The primary goal of red-light safety cameras, however, remains improved traffic safety
And, if you believe that I have some waterfront property for you to consider.

Florida's annual red light camera report downplays crash stats
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When will we see red-light cameras in The Villages?
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In the Chicago area when the light turns green count to three and then go. Saves a lot of t-bones. Not too bad of advice here too.
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When will we see red-light cameras in The Villages?
I believe we will see far fewer - maybe even none. A FL court recently ruled red light cameras are not legal because the fines are issued by the manufacturer rather than a governmental agency. One municipality recently allowed the manufacturer to contract with a toll authority to get around the ruling. This arrangement may not last long.
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Hopefully never!!
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Not a problem at all if you do not run red lights then you should have no objections. If you do then you should not be driving or just pay the fine and keep quiet.
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Not a problem at all if you do not run red lights then you should have no objections. If you do then you should not be driving or just pay the fine and keep quiet.
I try to obey traffic signals and other traffic signs. However, illegal works both ways. The use of these cameras was declared unconstitutional as early as 2012. Their continuing use is a violation of our rights. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Just another effort by governments to generate more revenue, aka taxes.

P.S. I've not been fined and I am in Orange County fairly frequently.
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I fail too see how this generates more revenue if one does not run the light?
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What about my rights of not being killed by a red light runner?
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They should replace all those intersections with round-a-bouts...

Problem solved!
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I fail too see how this generates more revenue if one does not run the light?
They added several of these cameras in the city I moved from.
The manufacturers got to keep a percentage of the fine money collected.
More tickets means more money for everyone.
So... what happened is that the length of time from green to yellow to red was cut. If you were going the speed limit and the light turned yellow you had to slam on the brakes or risk going through a quick red light. Of course, slamming on the brakes increased the risk of being rear-ended. So, sometimes going through the yellow/red was the least risky choice.
I was lucky enough not to have gotten a ticket. More sudden stops than I liked though.

http://time.com/3505994/red-light-ca...blems-tickets/
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I fail too see how this generates more revenue if one does not run the light?

What happens is they significantly reduce the timing of the yellow light. As a senior, many of us have reduced reaction times. Et voila, you now have a ticket.

So much for transparency in government. Don't know about you, but if they need this type of revenue to support what they are doing, I think those politicians need reconsideration.
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