Clive Approves Adding More Red Light Cameras

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The city of Clive says more cameras will soon be in place to catch speeders. The city council has approved three new red light cameras for the city. Full Story
Leo

Berlin, MD

#1 Aug 24, 2010
uck clive. It is easy to drive around and they have nothing to offer you cannot get somewhere else for less.
Officer T Patrick

Ankeny, IA

#2 Aug 24, 2010
We feel these cameras will reduce accidents, along with drivers using better judgment. I have witnessed many drivers that ignore simple rules, such as not making a complete stop at red lights or stop signs. Another very dangerous habit I have witnessed, is drivers speeding up as they are coming toward a red light. This only make it impossible to stop in case the light has already turned to the yellow position.
We have increased fines to $100.00 per violation, since these Cameras cost nearly $25,000.00 each to install.
We are hoping this will deter drivers that have a habit of driving carelessly, and capable of causing serious injury to other motorists.
THANKS EVERYONE, AND DRIVE SAFELY !!!!
bocefus

San Francisco, CA

#3 Aug 24, 2010
Traffic cameras only increase incidences of drivers speeding up to beat a yellow light. It also increaces incidences of drivers slamming on their brakes as soon as a light turns yellow for fear of being caught in the intersection and fined.

Did the city of Clive do any research into other communities that have implemented robotic law enforcement before deciding to spend an estimated $250,000 on these cameras?
andy

Newton, IA

#4 Aug 24, 2010
I have heard of insurance studies in some large cities on the east coastof the United State that have shown an increase in rear end collisions and the placement of red light cameras. this is strictly a revenue gathering device cities across America are doing to raise income. The prove of this is in the fine amount. The city would not spend $25,000 on these cameras with out the thought of reclaiming their money and then some. The price of these 3 cameras could probably equall the amount of 2 law enforment officers,but cannot bring in the revenue a camera can. Cities are doing things like this in the name of safety because that is what the public will buy as an excuse. By doing this you loose the ability to face your accusser and you loose your day in court.
Leo

Berlin, MD

#5 Aug 24, 2010
Officer T Patrick wrote:
We feel these cameras will reduce accidents, along with drivers using better judgment. I have witnessed many drivers that ignore simple rules, such as not making a complete stop at red lights or stop signs. Another very dangerous habit I have witnessed, is drivers speeding up as they are coming toward a red light. This only make it impossible to stop in case the light has already turned to the yellow position.
We have increased fines to $100.00 per violation, since these Cameras cost nearly $25,000.00 each to install.
We are hoping this will deter drivers that have a habit of driving carelessly, and capable of causing serious injury to other motorists.
THANKS EVERYONE, AND DRIVE SAFELY !!!!
And keep out of Clive. We will cause serious injury to your wallet!
Clive

Berlin, MD

#6 Aug 24, 2010
bocefus wrote:
Traffic cameras only increase incidences of drivers speeding up to beat a yellow light. It also increaces incidences of drivers slamming on their brakes as soon as a light turns yellow for fear of being caught in the intersection and fined.
Did the city of Clive do any research into other communities that have implemented robotic law enforcement before deciding to spend an estimated $250,000 on these cameras?

Research. We don't need no stinking Research. We operate based on feelings.
Joshua hall

Chesterfield, MO

#7 Aug 24, 2010
These cameras are a hoax to deprive hard working tax paying citizens of their money cops dont do much else y cant they write tickets? O thats rite because they have to make bullshit weed busts give me a break they r just lazy
John

San Francisco, CA

#8 Aug 24, 2010
The higher fine is because the city wants more money, it is not to deter speeders. I always hear about various governments having budget troubles yet they always seem to have plenty of funds to waste. Seventy-five thousand dollars is a lot of money that could be spent on something actually usefull. Besides that, getting a ticket in the mail weeks after the alleged offense is unfair.
the only way

Des Moines, IA

#9 Oct 24, 2012
bottom line, they want our money. if we stop "breaking the laws" they will get nothing. see if they still have the cameras for "safety".

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