Pennsylvania Senate passes red-light camera bill

Jul 3, 2010 Full story: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 81

The state Senate today approved legislation allowing Pittsburgh and other cities, including New Kensington and Greensburg, to use cameras at red light intersections to nab motorists for traffic violations.

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Toilet Freckles

Shrewsbury, PA

#1 Jul 4, 2010
In further efforts to squeeze what little money the people have left there will be charges for dying. If you die on PA land you will be taxed $20 per pound of flesh.

Time for a Revolution folks.
Defeat The Nazis

Mount Wolf, PA

#2 Jul 4, 2010
They had these In Ontario and then wisely scrapped
them. There is plenty of help on the Internet to
defeat these cameras. Anyone caught Is either
Ignorant or just doesn't care.

Since: Mar 10

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jul 4, 2010
Shouldn't we be looking for a way to stop drug dealers and prostitutes instead? And half the intersections in New Kensington only lead to empty stores. Why improve an intersection when you could use the money to give tax breaks to new businesses
A Yinzer

Norvelt, PA

#4 Jul 4, 2010
The real laugh is the majority of the fines will go to the state!
Mr Know It All

Lebanon, PA

#5 Jul 5, 2010
We Will Tear Them Down And shove them Down Ur throats !!!// Trust these words !!!
Mr Know It All

Lebanon, PA

#6 Jul 5, 2010
Fauk The Government ..!!!!
Youngerndirt

Bowling Green, OH

#8 Jul 5, 2010
This works in other cities - in Arizona, for instance.

As long as you're not one of those horses asses that insists on running red lights, you don't get a ticket. What's so wrong with that??

In Tucson, AZ it turned the 2nd deadliest intersection in town into one of the safest. Look it up - the corner of Grant Rd. and Tanque Verde.
Observer

Lebanon, PA

#9 Jul 5, 2010
This will all allegedly be about traffic safety. But Freckles has it right. It will be all about making money for the state and municipalities. Hey, all you need is someone to sit in an office, get the registration info of the offender, and send them a bill.
George Orwell was right. Big Brother is watching.
ussurf

York, PA

#10 Jul 5, 2010
Youngerndirt wrote:
This works in other cities - in Arizona, for instance.
As long as you're not one of those horses asses that insists on running red lights, you don't get a ticket. What's so wrong with that??
In Tucson, AZ it turned the 2nd deadliest intersection in town into one of the safest. Look it up - the corner of Grant Rd. and Tanque Verde.
Doesnt it work for illegal aliens?
MoreBS

AOL

#11 Jul 6, 2010
A Yinzer wrote:
The real laugh is the majority of the fines will go to the state!
Actually the goverment/municipality will get about thirty percent and the contractor/operator of the cameras will get the rest of the money. The real fun will be the kickbacks and bribes given to secure the contracts for this scam. The fines will be low enough that people will pay them rather than pay even more money to fight them. Pennsylvania "Land of Taxes".
WILDCAT HOLLOW

Mount Wolf, PA

#12 Jul 6, 2010
These cameras really don't like paintballs .
easy 12

Plymouth, MA

#13 Jul 6, 2010
Youngerndirt wrote:
This works in other cities - in Arizona, for instance.
As long as you're not one of those horses asses that insists on running red lights, you don't get a ticket. What's so wrong with that??
In Tucson, AZ it turned the 2nd deadliest intersection in town into one of the safest. Look it up - the corner of Grant Rd. and Tanque Verde.
Must be a Law Enforcement Officer....Good deal for them . No pressure at the end of the month to hit quotas. More time at Dunkin Donuts.
Buster Hymen

York, PA

#14 Jul 6, 2010
its been proven, extended yellow time is much more effective at preventing accidents. Cameras are only for making money and causing rear end accidents

Since: Jul 10

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#15 Jul 6, 2010
Youngerndirt wrote:
This works in other cities - in Arizona, for instance.
As long as you're not one of those horses asses that insists on running red lights, you don't get a ticket. What's so wrong with that??
In Tucson, AZ it turned the 2nd deadliest intersection in town into one of the safest. Look it up - the corner of Grant Rd. and Tanque Verde.
I'm from Arizona. And they do not work. At least as far as stopping speeding is concerned. People still speed. They still get tickets. Or they know where the cameras are and beat them.

How do they work? They work in bringing in cash. They don't stop speeders or make the roads any safer. All they do is bring in the dough. That's something they're actually pretty good at.
Safety Patrol

Annapolis, MD

#16 Jul 6, 2010
When red-light cameras go up, so do rear-end collisions.
One Adam 12

York, PA

#17 Jul 7, 2010
Buster Hymen wrote:
its been proven, extended yellow time is much more effective at preventing accidents. Cameras are only for making money and causing rear end accidents
Extended yellow times do not work because most will not prepare to stop as required by law, they just use the extra time to try and beat the red traffic signal. I have not read the article or bill yet but I hope the use of the cameras will be throughout Pennsylvania.
Observer

Lebanon, PA

#18 Jul 7, 2010
One Adam 12 wrote:
<quoted text>
Extended yellow times do not work because most will not prepare to stop as required by law, they just use the extra time to try and beat the red traffic signal. I have not read the article or bill yet but I hope the use of the cameras will be throughout Pennsylvania.
I don't know about extended yellow, but the 2-3 second interval when both lights are red is sure effective. If someone is late, the crossing traffic is still waiting for green. That helps prevent accidents. The cameras are about making money.
100 MPH

Red Lion, PA

#19 Jul 7, 2010
Hey, i can tell you how to beat these tickets, but why,if they don't know, it's there problem! You can beat speeding tickets, DUI, and so much more, but you have to do your homework. There's loopholes in almost all laws, you just must find them, there banking on you just paying the fine and laugh as you walk out the door. Another thing i will tell you, if it does pass, watch all the fake cameras installed, no different than the fake patrol car they sit along the highway, or the remote deer in a field they use to try and catch poachers!
Rick

Ellicott City, MD

#20 Jul 7, 2010
This whole thing is about nothing but money! When the criminal thugs that run things in maryland signed up for this scam, the first things they did were to shorten the length of the yellow light and to remove the "walk/don't walk" signs which drivers used to help tell how many seconds were left before the yellow light came on. Worse still, is the fact that the corporation that sets up these cameras around the country are not just collecting for their equipment, they get a cut of the money collected from fines! Criminals should never be in charge of anything, but in maryland, its no surprise. I am really disappointed in Pennsylvania and hope some of the people that voted for these things can be sent to the unemployment lines after the next election!

Since: Mar 10

Pittsburgh, PA

#21 Jul 7, 2010
I wish they would put up cameras to ticket the jerks who don't use turn signals. Who cares about the signals, just make sure both lights stay red long enough before turning the other signal green.

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