Palm Coast OKs new red-light cameras

Aug 22, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Motorists will have to watch out for a wave of new red-light cameras with the City Council either already approving or considering about 40 new cameras to catch red-light runners.

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1 - 7 of 7 Comments Last updated Jan 11, 2013
William G

Palm Coast, FL

#1 Aug 23, 2012
The red-light cameras mentioned in this article are 'in fact' yellow light camera's. They are employed in a way that you must stop on yellow or risk getting a bogus red light infraction ticket. This administration has mislead both the Palm Coast residents and the state; that is why they are sharing the illegally gained taxes with the state. Stopping on a yellow light traffic signal causes accidents; as reported by police departments across the USA. The manner is which the 'stop on yellow light' cameras are employed is illegal, unsafe, and contemptible. As a safety certification engineer, I provided the town with all of the data they need to make these 'yellow light camera's' back into 'red light camera's'. It is simple and costs virtually nothing. Your illustrious leaders have now resorted to volume to make up for the money they need to pay the state to keep the illegal 'yellow lights profitable'.
Nina

Daytona Beach, FL

#2 Sep 6, 2012
Why not post this to Facebook where it can be seen? I agree with you. I received a ticket going thru an intersection not long ago. Just as you described, the light was yellow. In a class action settlement offer the reimbursement was to be not more than a total of $8 against an expensive ticket. Palm Coast does not need so many cameras! We are not a town of criminals! The cameras only cause a lot of anxiety on the roads. I for one, go shopping much less often, and am very nervous driving especially when entering an intersection. This is not good for business, and eventually when word gets out about this town, tourism (our economy) will be effected I'll bet. What can be done about this?
William G

Palm Coast, FL

#3 Sep 6, 2012
I might try an article for Care2, If you would like to post my comment or have me beef it up and then post it, it would be great.
Felipe T

Palm Coast, FL

#4 Sep 6, 2012
First placed few cameras, to see the reaction of the citizen, as not protested strongly, now they want more money from our pockets. The only ones who can change the abuses of government, are we when it comes time to vote, and the city never consulted before seeking our money.
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just one thing more

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#6 Jan 11, 2013
More money for the beauracrats who have no regards for citizens well being. C'mon boys! Theres easy money to be made!
Red light cams weren't enough, now they've stooped to yellow light cams. Go to hell-all of you!
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#7 Jan 11, 2013
Many of the traffic light cameras around the country are contracted out to a private for- profit company getting a good share of whatever they can produce. In some cases, the yellow lights were shortened to either get you or make you stand on the brakes and risk a rear ender. There are products on the market under "blockers" that scatter the infared light so the camera can't see the tag and clear shields to put over the tag to do the same.

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