RED LIGHT CAMERAS: Clive votes to add new cameras and increase fine...

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Clive police say the city's red light cameras are catching an average of 634 violators a month. Full Story
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Adis

United States

#1 Aug 19, 2010
Yeah right like you care for seftey,they care only for money...
loose stools

Ankeny, IA

#2 Aug 19, 2010
These are a real bummer.
I had a better chance when they used radar, to get out of a ticket.
I also do not ever wear a seat belt. Just as soon as a cop sees me not wearing one, I immediately bend my forefinger over and pretend like I am picking my nose.
I learned this from an old truck driver, after he told me an officer would not like to find a "clinger" (Burger) on his ticket book.
Whatacrock

Ankeny, IA

#3 Aug 19, 2010
Safety? Really? For how long? The city politicians started out having us believe the red light cameras were for safety. It's become obvious they're now viewed as a necessary source of revenue for pet projects. The number of cameras will keep increasing and the fines will continue to go up until we vote the politicians out who want us to live in a police state.

Since: Jul 10

Hedrick, IA

#4 Aug 19, 2010
If citizens don't violate traffic laws there won't be any fines to collect.
Jennifer

Columbus, GA

#5 Aug 19, 2010
Yea, all about safety. If its about safety they wouldn't keep raising the fines. A month or two ago Des Moines Police were talking about this too. They actually said on TV that it was about safety. Why can't our Government people tell the truth? Is that the kind of crap we should expect from a Police Chief and her underlings. If its about safety put police out there to enforce those red light violations, speeding and all the other things. Instead of making money for some private camera company and some extra money for the City. The Policeman could probably be far more deterrence and get to write even more tickets on these people.
not a chet fan

Des Moines, IA

#6 Aug 20, 2010
Just one reason that I wouldn't ever live in Clive.
Damigg

Des Moines, IA

#7 Aug 20, 2010
If there are that many violators every month. Then the only good thing about the red light cameras is generating a free cash flow for the city of Clive. Proof that the lights really don't work at all.
Leo

Berlin, MD

#8 Aug 20, 2010
Clive sucks. There is no reason for anyone to go there.
Katie P

West Des Moines, IA

#9 Aug 20, 2010
Damigg wrote:
If there are that many violators every month. Then the only good thing about the red light cameras is generating a free cash flow for the city of Clive. Proof that the lights really don't work at all.
I absolutely agree. If they were working as good as they say they are, then why are there so many tickest being given? I am sick and tired of my life being policed by the government. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!
Red Light Runner

Des Moines, IA

#10 Aug 20, 2010
Enhance EMS? Put four of the five full time FD officers on the street in an ambulance instead of behind desks. That would save the City at least 300K.
Jim

Des Moines, IA

#11 Aug 20, 2010
I think these cameras are great.

Anymore everyone seems to be in a hurry.

Seems although a red light is only a suggestion to stop.
Happy red light offender

Ankeny, IA

#12 Aug 20, 2010
I wonder how many of these red light offenders are Clive city employees? I would guess none as they have someone at the PD office going through them to determine if they are legit offenders or not. If one of their own is found going through a red light, they are not given a ticket. How convenient!
Insurance agent

Morrison, IL

#13 Aug 20, 2010
The complaints about this come from those who KNOW they drive like idiots!!! It's your driving habits that make insurance rates go up for everyone in your area...oh but wait...it's never YOUR fault. This state is so full of people who refuse to take accountability for their actions.

If you drive like a moron these cameras will catch you and rightfully so. I do not care who you are you are not above following the rules regardless of what you believe in your little world.

I know this I write insurance policies and no one here ever wants to be accountable or have to pay for their choices in driving habits when their motor vehicle report supports having their license not suspended but revoked forever.
Insurance agent

Morrison, IL

#14 Aug 20, 2010
Red Light Runner wrote:
Enhance EMS? Put four of the five full time FD officers on the street in an ambulance instead of behind desks. That would save the City at least 300K.
Let me guess...you are "special" and you would never ever cause an accident. So the city because you chose to drive like an idiot should be at the intersection so when you plow into a car because you ran a red light, they are right there to pick up the dead bodies?

So if you have children, lets say one of them is driving age and they don't run a red light but someone else does and your child is killed because the other driver is like you? Then that driver denies any wrong doing cause that light was pink, but your child is still dead? And the insurance company if the other driver actually has insurance denies liability saying your "youthful" driver is at fault and you are stuck with the bill, what then?

You don't get it, it's people like you that make the roads unsafe cause in your mind any rules of the road are just suggestions and they don't apply to you due to your being "special."
driver

Des Moines, IA

#15 Aug 20, 2010
I believe it's stupid too because most of revenue is given to hte private company that owns the cameras. Actually Clive city council sells the intersections to the private companies to profit from the fines.
Bill

Des Moines, IA

#16 Aug 20, 2010
driver wrote:
I believe it's stupid too because most of revenue is given to hte private company that owns the cameras. Actually Clive city council sells the intersections to the private companies to profit from the fines.
Your an idiot.

Follow the law and you will have no problem
Ron

United States

#17 Aug 20, 2010
City officals in Clive need to tell the truth. It has nothing to do with safety, it's all about the money or they would not be installing more.
gator

United States

#18 Aug 20, 2010
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Your an idiot.
Follow the law and you will have no problem
you'r no different fr an idiot to say so!
cameras already create problem no matter follow the law or not.
oh your are the clive city employee?! idiot!
Reaally

Daphne, AL

#19 Aug 20, 2010
I agree it is unfair, the height of some of the lights, when you are stopped in line to turn, if you have someone in a vehicle higher than you and they turn, you can not see the light until it is too late, What are you suppose to do, approach every light as if it is red, even when only two cars have proceeded through? Raising the fees, but it is not about the money, totally bogus, but yet they have admitted they have higher revenue than anticipated. Disapointed in Clive
Bill

Des Moines, IA

#20 Aug 20, 2010
gator wrote:
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you'r no different fr an idiot to say so!
cameras already create problem no matter follow the law or not.
oh your are the clive city employee?! idiot!
Your obviously a complete brainless pos.

Follow the law and you will be OK.

You probably drive around without insurance, as you have no job.

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