Florida cities oppose legislative ban of red-light cameras

There are 8 comments on the News-press.com story from Feb 27, 2011, titled Florida cities oppose legislative ban of red-light cameras. In it, News-press.com reports that:

Florida cities are opposing bills filed in the House and Senate to end the use of red-light cameras, which some local governments say are needed to address a public-safety issue in a cost-effective manner.

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Since: Feb 11

Melbourne, FL

#1 Feb 27, 2011
It seems like the yellow caution lights are timed shorter , like 2 seconds. This means you have to jam on your brakes and will cause more rear end collisions. If the yellow lights had the same timing as non camera intersections, would be safer.
Maybe, it's about tricking drivers to raise traffic income, and paying for the cameras.I'm sure that an aggresive attorney will persue this , unethical practice.
The truth

Bowling Green, KY

#2 Feb 28, 2011
The messed up thing is its a private company that owns the cameras,
The company wanted to put more at the intersection of ridge an 19 but they couldent put them on public property.
I'v seen on numberus occasions pasco county sheriff,state and city cops and pcpt all get the red light camera,do they get a ticket in the mail?
The truth is that the cops take everything personaly.. That means if they see someone speeding,running a red,speeding etc.
They can do something about it or let it slide.
I see people doing the stupidist stuff in front of cops, and get away with it wether it be u turns on red,people driving off the road,near collisions.
They let people get away with stuff that can get people killed,But if your doing 5mph over the speed limit your getting nailed.
I dont blame them, its easy money,
And they barely have to work.
I have an idea, how about speed cams?
Then we might be able to loose some un-needed cops.
Malta

Miami, FL

#3 Feb 28, 2011
The truth wrote:
The messed up thing is its a private company that owns the cameras,
The company wanted to put more at the intersection of ridge an 19 but they couldent put them on public property.
I'v seen on numberus occasions pasco county sheriff,state and city cops and pcpt all get the red light camera,do they get a ticket in the mail?
The truth is that the cops take everything personaly.. That means if they see someone speeding,running a red,speeding etc.
They can do something about it or let it slide.
I see people doing the stupidist stuff in front of cops, and get away with it wether it be u turns on red,people driving off the road,near collisions.
They let people get away with stuff that can get people killed,But if your doing 5mph over the speed limit your getting nailed.
I dont blame them, its easy money,
And they barely have to work.
I have an idea, how about speed cams?
Then we might be able to loose some un-needed cops.
"I see people doing the stupidist stuff in front of cops, and get away with it wether it be u turns on red,people driving off the road,near collisions.
"

BINGO .
Much of Miami-dade police seem to have no concept of what reckless driving is and God forbid they ever enforce turn signal laws however credit to them they drive well but REFUSE to enforce reckless driving laws and seem to think speeding is only law that needs to be enforced.

Many do not even enforce that .
Malta

Miami, FL

#4 Feb 28, 2011
Localyokul wrote:
It seems like the yellow caution lights are timed shorter , like 2 seconds. This means you have to jam on your brakes and will cause more rear end collisions. If the yellow lights had the same timing as non camera intersections, would be safer.
Maybe, it's about tricking drivers to raise traffic income, and paying for the cameras.I'm sure that an aggresive attorney will persue this , unethical practice.
I was for the cameras when they first came out but later decided unethical because EVERY other damn light in this ill run banana republic has different times.

Some go from yellow to red in 2 seconds which will catch any law abiding driver.
I was not aware of that till a friend pointed it out to me and now realize some of these lights are indeed a scam.

To bad the banana republic Mayors do not fix these lights.
Doral my area is full of these 2 second yellow lights.
I subscribe to cameras but only if done correctly not this Miami-dade scam.
Malta

Miami, FL

#5 Feb 28, 2011
Localyokul wrote:
It seems like the yellow caution lights are timed shorter , like 2 seconds. This means you have to jam on your brakes and will cause more rear end collisions. If the yellow lights had the same timing as non camera intersections, would be safer.
Maybe, it's about tricking drivers to raise traffic income, and paying for the cameras.I'm sure that an aggresive attorney will persue this , unethical practice.
"and paying for the cameras"

The cameras are free the deal which was agreed upon is the camera company gets a percentage of the ticket/fine money and city gets the rest .
apestanlosindios

Brea, CA

#6 Feb 28, 2011
Taco taco si burrito oye taco burrito. In inglis, we Cubanos want the cameras gone so we can continue to run red lights in la republica Miami-dade in our leased ford f150's that we cannot afford on $8 an hour.
apestanlosindios

Miami, FL

#7 Feb 28, 2011
Soy un estúpido cubano. Me gusta hacer caso omiso de los semáforos y conducir mi coche temerariamente. Me encanta Miami y no me gusta el resto de América. Miami es un lugar hermoso en el que puede golpear a un peatón y marcharse y en el que puede cometer fraude al Medicare taco taco taco Indios
apestanlosindios

Miami, FL

#8 Feb 28, 2011
me sucko dicko

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