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Group Wants Red Light Cameras Banned | Ohio News Network (ONN)

There are 41 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Apr 9, 2010, titled Group Wants Red Light Cameras Banned | Ohio News Network (ONN). In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

One group wants the click of the cameras at red lights and intersections to stop.

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Rachael

United States

#1 Apr 10, 2010
Yep. Big Brother is watching
Lisa

Columbus, OH

#2 Apr 10, 2010
MYOB!
Inside Job

United States

#3 Apr 10, 2010
Another mechanism of the control grid.

Let's start putting chains around the poles and dragging them down!
Honestyfirst

Fort Jennings, OH

#4 Apr 10, 2010
Why is it so hard to just obey an obvious safety law and just accept it if you don't?
blah blah blah

Columbus, OH

#5 Apr 10, 2010
Honestyfirst wrote:
Why is it so hard to just obey an obvious safety law and just accept it if you don't?
There have been plenty of studies that have proven red light cameras actually cause more accidents than they prevent. It's not about safety, it's about revenue, it's always about revenue.

Profit is such a shitty motivator, it truly brings out the worst in us as a species.
More cameras

Dallas, TX

#6 Apr 10, 2010
blah blah blah wrote:
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There have been plenty of studies that have proven red light cameras actually cause more accidents than they prevent. It's not about safety, it's about revenue, it's always about revenue.
Profit is such a shitty motivator, it truly brings out the worst in us as a species.
Could you show us one?
Wilhelm

Elyria, OH

#7 Apr 10, 2010
I believe the stats came out of Cleveland, unfortunately I can't lay hands on it at the moment.
By way of background I was a lawman for 18 years and retired at rank of captain, so I tend to pay attention to reports of this kind.
Rear-end accidents spiked at intersections with the cameras.
If cities want to enforce traffic laws, let the city enforce them -- with police officers, not with cameras.
Police officers enforce the law.
Cameras make money.
It's that simple.
jgoodie

Columbus, OH

#8 Apr 10, 2010
I have a radar detector that detects the "Red Light Camera" and its very accurate. I am a professional driver and I've had a licensce since I was 17 and I'm 38 now. I've never had an at fault accident or gotten a ticket for running a red light. They do cause me to break when its not necessary and they are an accident waiting to happen. I was a cab driver in this city for 13 years. I noted that where these cameras are located that the light changes exceptionally fast. These camera's are not being used to help driver's they are being used to create a profit and are creating a danger to motorists rather than helping motorists. They are unnecessary and cause more problems and drive up insurance rates. Most people are law abbiding citizens, they are a waste of taxpayer dollars and they don't save lives or prevent running red lights, the only thing is now if you run a red light you get a ticket, they caught alot of last minute action but that just proves people are going to run the light no matter what! I depend on my judgement before I enter an intersection not a "red-light camera"!
Journey

Columbus, OH

#9 Apr 11, 2010
A police officer with a subjective viewpoint, possible vision obstructions, or personal bias, making 20-30 dollars an hour. Versus a piece of technology that records where the car was in that moment in time when the light went red. I'll take the camera. Cameras cause ACDA accidents? No... inattentive drivers cause them.
scrwdtaxpayer

United States

#10 Apr 11, 2010
They are a sneaky way for them to make more money.
Jason

New Albany, OH

#11 Apr 11, 2010
heres a tip everyone DON'T RUN RED LIGHTS!!!!!!

Since: Apr 10

C-bus

#12 Apr 11, 2010
The truly appalling thing here is that technology like this could actually be used to enrich our lives. Instead of being used to generate revenue, why not take this technology, make some adaptations, and use it to better control the flow of traffic. Using vehicle recognition, and tracking an intersection could become "smarter". Recognizing and analyzing traffic flow patterns, and adjusting the timing of lights accordingly. Instead we have a pressure sensor that may or may not trigger the timer on a light. How much gas is wasted in just one day when cars sit idly at a red light when there is no cross traffic in sight? Instead of a solution to a problem the city sees an additional revenue stream. Now we're paying a corporation not only to setup, but to run this little shakedown. We waste tax dollars, and give the city government and a corp a seemingly limitless revenue stream. What gives?!?
hippie73

Mount Vernon, OH

#13 Apr 11, 2010
Obey traffic laws and the red light cameras will not be a problem.
Adam

Washington Court House, OH

#14 Apr 11, 2010
So what about our Constitutionally-guaranteed right to cross examine our accusers? Do we pull another Patriot Act and urinate on the Constitution in the name of safety? I say no.

These cameras are all about the money.
Lab Rat

Findlay, OH

#15 Apr 11, 2010
Just don't let anyone borrow your car. The car gets the ticket, not the driver.
getemdano

United States

#16 Apr 11, 2010
I say bust every one of them law breakers. No exceptions. I'm normaly against things that seem to be pressing the peoples rights but this is a crime you are asking to look the other way so don't come here and ask for my sig or vote.
clueless

Cleveland, OH

#17 Apr 12, 2010
Big brother is watching you everywhere.. They have no money for anything anymore but now they can erect thoes BIG poles on the freeway and place a camera on top of them to monitor where everyone is traveling... They say that it is traffic control but we all know - They just want to watch you - I am tired of all the BIG goverment watching every thing that goes on.... Say NO to Big goverment and all the camera's that they snoop with ..........
MissAnn

Powell, OH

#18 Apr 12, 2010
Adam wrote:
So what about our Constitutionally-guaranteed right to cross examine our accusers? Do we pull another Patriot Act and urinate on the Constitution in the name of safety? I say no.
These cameras are all about the money.
Yeah, tell me that when your loved one is killed by someone running a redlight. I wish we had more cameras on the freeways or in our cars and maybe some of you idiots who are opposed to the cameras would quit killing everyone with your stupid driving. You can cross examine your accuser, just look at the camera and see what it caught. I got caught by one accidentally, but I was looking in my rearview mirror instead of looking ahead. That was my fault.

Since: Apr 10

C-bus

#19 Apr 12, 2010
Adam wrote:
So what about our Constitutionally-guaranteed right to cross examine our accusers? Do we pull another Patriot Act and urinate on the Constitution in the name of safety? I say no.
These cameras are all about the money.
You're only provided the ability to cross examine your accuser if you're charged with a crime. These red light infractions are being billed as a "civil citation". There is no criminal penalty for it, just a monetary one.

Since: Apr 10

C-bus

#20 Apr 12, 2010
MissAnn wrote:
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Yeah, tell me that when your loved one is killed by someone running a redlight. I wish we had more cameras on the freeways or in our cars and maybe some of you idiots who are opposed to the cameras would quit killing everyone with your stupid driving. You can cross examine your accuser, just look at the camera and see what it caught. I got caught by one accidentally, but I was looking in my rearview mirror instead of looking ahead. That was my fault.
I'm sorry if you lost someone in this manner, but your overly emotional response is not based on facts at all. You call people who are opposed to these revenue generating cameras as idiots, and worse than that killers. If you had bothered to do some research you would know that nationally, yes that's the entire nation, deaths caused by red light runners add up to about 1,000 annually. Now if you do some quick math, you'll realize that on average 0.054 people die per day per state. More people die of peanut related allergies annually than traffic deaths caused by red light runners. These cameras are not about safety, they are about revenue plain and simple.

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