Springfield official defends red ligh...

Springfield official defends red light cameras in Senate hearing

There are 5 comments on the Springfield News Leader story from Feb 18, 2009, titled Springfield official defends red light cameras in Senate hearing. In it, Springfield News Leader reports that:

JEFFERSON CITY - A Springfield official defended the city's red light camera system in a Senate hearing this morning, opposing a bill that would ban the devices for enforcing traffic violations.

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David Shafer

Crocker, MO

#1 Feb 20, 2009
I am 100% for the red lights. Only those who would be criminally minded would oppose them because they may practice running red lights. People have forgotten that yellow lights mean slow down and be prepared to stop. NOT speed up and beat the light.
Springfieldian

Springfield, MO

#2 Feb 28, 2009
http://www.motorists.org/blog/6-cities-that-w...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23710970/page/2/#...

As a good driver, I actually thought that it wouldn't affect me until I immediately noticed that the yellow light seemed to be a considerable amount shorter. At first I thought that it just wasn't possible that the yellow lights were actually shortened on purpose... so I just typed it into google and found that even MSNBC took notice of these same issues with Springfield, MO specifically!
wow

United States

#3 Feb 28, 2009
Springfieldian wrote:
http://www.motorists.org/blog/ 6-cities-that-were-caught-shor tening-yellow-light-times-for- profit/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23710970/page/2/#...
As a good driver, I actually thought that it wouldn't affect me until I immediately noticed that the yellow light seemed to be a considerable amount shorter. At first I thought that it just wasn't possible that the yellow lights were actually shortened on purpose... so I just typed it into google and found that even MSNBC took notice of these same issues with Springfield, MO specifically!
I was not aware of all of the issues. Thanks for the great post!
Bag of Bones

Rogersville, MO

#4 Mar 5, 2009
Red light cameras are 'revenue builders'.

They are 'sold' to city officials on that basis by the companies that make/install the equipment.

If YOU think they are put in place for the 'public safety' aspect,

...well, then I have some ocean front property in Kansas you may also be interested in.
animal control

Belle Center, OH

#5 Mar 15, 2009
Im 100% for David Shafer and friends to kiss my ripe ole anuzz !!!

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