Connecticut lawmaker weigh allowing cameras at traffic signals

Apr 17, 2011 Full story: Connecticut Post 23

State Sen Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, responds to a question about state monetary policy during the Eggs and Issues Legislative Breakfast at the Stony Hill Inn in Bethel, on Friday, April 16, 2010.

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MRS AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#1 Apr 17, 2011
There was just a piece on these cameras on TV.The cost of the cameras, installations and a percentage given back to the installers of the cameras ( from every ticket issued)added up to a loss to the cities where they were installed.I suggest a lot of investigation is done before committing to the installation of these cameras.

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#2 Apr 17, 2011
I believe that these cameras will make people slow down and save lives. Go in Peace and Praise the LORD, Amen.

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#3 Apr 17, 2011
A very good Afternoon Everybody. How are you? All of us including Tippy and her fish are doing just great. Thanks for asking.

Sol

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#4 Apr 17, 2011
As I'd posted previously: I've heard that out west (midwest?) the cameras are fantastic, stationary targets for paintballers (and higher calibers)- which didn't start happening until The Citizenry realized how many tickets were bogus, and how the law adopted a "guilty until proven innocent"-attitude towards Citizens.

Same thing with 'speed cameras'.
MRS AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#5 Apr 17, 2011
Sol wrote:
As I'd posted previously: I've heard that out west (midwest?) the cameras are fantastic, stationary targets for paintballers (and higher calibers)- which didn't start happening until The Citizenry realized how many tickets were bogus, and how the law adopted a "guilty until proven innocent"-attitude towards Citizens.
Same thing with 'speed cameras'.
In the TV special on the cameras everyone who fought the ticket in court won..Why.. the camera only takes a picture of the license plate not the driver.The owner of the cars appear in court and claim they were not driving and they won.
Fairfield Resident

Moodus, CT

#6 Apr 17, 2011
MRS AVA wrote:
<quoted text>In the TV special on the cameras everyone who fought the ticket in court won..Why.. the camera only takes a picture of the license plate not the driver.The owner of the cars appear in court and claim they were not driving and they won.
That would make sense, but I'm sure the person the car is registered to will end up getting the ticket, even if a family member or friend was the driver. I've seen a few of those cameras around in north Bridgeport and Trumbull recently.
MRS AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#7 Apr 17, 2011
Fairfield Resident wrote:
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That would make sense, but I'm sure the person the car is registered to will end up getting the ticket, even if a family member or friend was the driver. I've seen a few of those cameras around in north Bridgeport and Trumbull recently.
The tickets were issued to the owner of the cards and the Judge threw every ticket out with the argument I mentioned.Why should they installer of the cameras get a kick back from the tickets? I wish I had copied that program about the cameras It was just on the other day.
MRS AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Apr 17, 2011
Owner of the Cars not cards (sorry typo) :)

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#9 Apr 17, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
I believe that these cameras will make people slow down and save lives. Go in Peace and Praise the LORD, Amen.
Bedtime for Tippy and her fish and myself, and to all, a good night.

Sol

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#10 Apr 17, 2011
Fairfield Resident wrote:
That would make sense, but I'm sure the person the car is registered to will end up getting the ticket, even if a family member or friend was the driver. I've seen a few of those cameras around in north Bridgeport and Trumbull recently.
...where?

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#11 Apr 17, 2011
What?

Sol

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#12 Apr 18, 2011
quote ASG: "What?"

quote FR: "I've seen a few of those cameras around in north Bridgeport and Trumbull recently."

quote Me: "Where?"

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#13 Apr 18, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
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Bedtime for Tippy and her fish and myself, and to all, a good night.
This is #9. Good night.
lifeisshort

Seymour, CT

#14 Apr 19, 2011
They have these cameras in California and I was amazed at how many drivers actually slow down and STOP as soon as that yellow light comes on! So it does work in spite of what they say happens in traffic court.

“Sam Colt made men equal”

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#15 Apr 20, 2011
Big Brother...
BPT

Bristol, CT

#16 Apr 20, 2011
these cameras could save lives.....don't our politicians have something more important to talk about?

“Sam Colt made men equal”

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#17 Apr 20, 2011
BPT wrote:
these cameras could save lives.....don't our politicians have something more important to talk about?
Like Liberty?

“Sam Colt made men equal”

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#18 Apr 20, 2011
MRS AVA wrote:
<quoted text>The tickets were issued to the owner of the cards and the Judge threw every ticket out with the argument I mentioned.Why should they installer of the cameras get a kick back from the tickets? I wish I had copied that program about the cameras It was just on the other day.
The video cameras on I-95, which have been there for over a decade, can zoom right in and see the occupant. In the rest areas, when a car is stopped, you can position and zoom into a car and actually make out what newspaper some one is reading.

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#19 Apr 20, 2011
Joseph Schmoe wrote:
<quoted text> Like Liberty?
And money.
MRS AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#20 Apr 20, 2011
Joseph Schmoe wrote:
<quoted text> The video cameras on I-95, which have been there for over a decade, can zoom right in and see the occupant. In the rest areas, when a car is stopped, you can position and zoom into a car and actually make out what newspaper some one is reading.
The cameras they were talking about do not operate that way unless they are going with a different company I have been inside the State PD and have observed the monitored cameras. they do work well!

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