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Old 08-29-2007, 01:30 PM   #41
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"Green Light on Red Light Cameras
As expected, the Houston City Council passed the ordinance allowing for issuing of civil citations for those who turn Right on Red, without stopping. The city is also adding 19 additional cameras to intersections that already have cameras, just aimed in the other direction. In other exciting red light camera developments, the city also voted to pay up to $175 K for outside counsel to fight a lawsuit by bondsman Michael Kubosh.

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Old 08-29-2007, 01:52 PM   #42
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And there you go again with your mindless ageism . Age is not necessarily the determining factor when dealing with responsibility. But since you're "old folk" you already know this, right? What am I saying? , you know everything. Silly me.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:15 PM   #43
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Well the only problem I have with red light cameras is where does it stop. Soon they are planning on implementing speeding cameras in Texas (I am pretty sure they have been implemented in other states). Where does it stop. Pretty soon there will be cameras in all public places making sure there aren't any murders. Then they will try and move them into your house.

Granted this is an extreme example but I just wanted to prove a point. Got to fight it now and kill it before it grows into a much larger monster.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:22 PM   #44
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.. and before you know it - Houston has a 'Pre-Crime' division.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:28 PM   #45
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... there's a 2 second overlap of red in both direction on the lights at hardy toll road & fm 1960.

Yet, invariably every couple months, there's an accident. In rush hour traffic, I often have to wait 2-3 seconds after my light is green before it's 'clear' to enter and pass through the intersection.

So what's the local pd supposed to do to make you happy?
Let it go? Hire more traffic officers or put up a barricade that raises & lowers with the lights?
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:42 PM   #46
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I must be the only one who still looks both ways before entering intersections, even ones with green lights.
if a light just turns green i expect that there will be a few red light runners in the intersection, especially when I'm on my bike.
you have to anticipate and be ready to react (ie, slow down, look both ways).
I too slam on my brakes for yellow lights now... I'm not gonna get an f'in ticket.
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I think we all know our responsibility as a driver, to stop for a red light, and yes if I get a picture taken of me then I will pay, but I see this as the first steps to turning us into the UK where they have cameras on every corner. I don't want our government watching every move I make. (For instance If im walking down the road and don't see a cop, Im going to light up a joint. I know it is wrong and I can go to jail for it, but thats my choice). I can see how the cameras can help too, but you choose to run that yellow and hope it doesn't turn red so that way you can maybe make it home a minute or two earlier. If you get into an accident it was your choice to run that light and you will pay for it the hard way at that point. And so will the other innocent person you hit, but that will teach them to make sure to look both ways and slow down at intersections anyways. I know I take extra time and look like a hawk when I come to an intersection expecially on my bike. They help and hurt, but in my opinion I still don't think we should be watched, think about it, what kinda life is it like if your being watched all the time?:/:
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:24 AM   #48
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I don't care if the cameras watch me. I speed and i'm willing to accept the ticket if i get caught. No big deal. I have punched the gas on a yellow and gotten away with it when it clearly turned red before i crossed the line. And i've also been caught once. I have a buddy that was on his bike in downtown and he ran into the side of a car that was running the red light. He was already in the intersection and it was too late to do anything. Luckily he wears his gear and he just injured his neck, but it will heal. Now i hit the brakes when it turns yellow. You can tell if you can safely stop or safely proceed through the intersection when the light turns yellow. If someone runs into the back of my truck when i stop at a red light then I get a new bumper or maybe a new truck. I also hurt my neck and make some money out of it. But ,if i'm on my bike then all i can do is hope they don't hit me. It's part of riding a bike.
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i got an effing ticket @ bay area and el camino for hitting a yellow light and it turned red when i was in the middle of the intersection the pos still took a pic and mailed it to me =\ 75 bucks 1 month ago
I've seen that one nab a couple people and I was like WTF. Guy rolled through on a right hand turn, no traffic to be worried about and it flashed on him
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Well the only problem I have with red light cameras is where does it stop. Soon they are planning on implementing speeding cameras in Texas (I am pretty sure they have been implemented in other states). Where does it stop. Pretty soon there will be cameras in all public places making sure there aren't any murders. Then they will try and move them into your house.

Granted this is an extreme example but I just wanted to prove a point. Got to fight it now and kill it before it grows into a much larger monster.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:58 PM   #53
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If you don't want fines and tickets don't break the law.

If you don't like the laws, change them - become a lawyer, run for office, etc. Sitting at your computer and whining to a MC forum won't create change.

If you think we should be a "free society" without laws or consequences for breaking them, that's called anarchy. It doesn't work. Crime would be so rampant every store would close and every business would go under. Everyone would be unemployed, homeless, and without posessions.

Follow the rules or don't play the game.
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I'm not ok with this , too much of big brother watching and all that . I like the idea that its all legal till you get caught by a cop...
if you really wanted to you could put gps and in every car and automatically give em tickets for speeding and stuff... this just takes things another step towards that being a reality. Look at great britian they are under such a cluster **** of license plate readers, speed cameras, and redlight cameras that you can barely drive without getting some kind of ticket, and their rates of accidents and deaths haven't declined at all.
Any word on if Canada or Mexico are still safe?

Not that I *endorse* speeding, and I certainly don't advise running red lights, but I'm with ya about the Big Brother feeling. I just commented yesterday that with the way kids are so used to random searches with no right to privacy in a school that by the time they grow up, they'll think nothing of cops busting through the door in the night to search without a warrant.
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Yeah, they start "developing" you when you're young.

Even people my age are brain washed... If you have a dissenting opinion from popular perception people look at you like you are a leaper... Actually opens up lots of opportunity to exploit people IMO. Teach your kids to think for themselves and except the risks of living in an open society.
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lol, that only works on bikes. and only as long as you don't run out of gas and don't stop for coffee.
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Yeah, they start "developing" you when you're young.

Even people my age are brain washed... If you have a dissenting opinion from popular perception people look at you like you are a LEAPER... Actually opens up lots of opportunity to exploit people IMO. Teach your kids to think for themselves and EXCEPT the risks of living in an open society.
...well, based on ^, opinion isnt why people are looking at you.
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I think we all know our responsibility as a driver, to stop for a red light, and yes if I get a picture taken of me then I will pay, but I see this as the first steps to turning us into the UK where they have cameras on every corner. I don't want our government watching every move I make. (For instance If im walking down the road and don't see a cop, Im going to light up a joint. I know it is wrong and I can go to jail for it, but thats my choice). I can see how the cameras can help too, but you choose to run that yellow and hope it doesn't turn red so that way you can maybe make it home a minute or two earlier. If you get into an accident it was your choice to run that light and you will pay for it the hard way at that point. And so will the other innocent person you hit, but that will teach them to make sure to look both ways and slow down at intersections anyways. I know I take extra time and look like a hawk when I come to an intersection expecially on my bike. They help and hurt, but in my opinion I still don't think we should be watched, think about it, what kinda life is it like if your being watched all the time?:/:
i don't care if cameras watch me, it reinforces the choice to not do anything illegal.
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...well, based on ^, opinion isnt why people are looking at you.

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