How can you be taken seriously with such outlandish claims?<quoted text>
Opponents of red light cameras are either being deliberately ignorant of the facts or lying about them.
Stick a cop there for a few days.Go out to Alafaya and Colonial at rush hour and watch the people who continue to go through the light for 5 and 10 seconds after it turns red.
You assume that these "self dangerous drivers" will learn their lesson, and presumably slow down or drive safer. However, it is equally plausible that they would speed up near the intersection in order to get through the intersection, creating a more dangerous situation. "Learning their lesson" means that they don't want to get ticketed again, not the they drive more safely.These people aren't being "tricked" by quick yellow lights - they are selfish dangerous drivers who need to lose their license but I'll settle for a $210.00 fine until they learn their lesson.
So, stopping "dangerous" drivers from killing people is not "meaningful"? I'm not talking about responding to the accidents. I'm talking about enforcing the red lights. If it is as dangerous as you say, how can you also claim it is meaningless?We need our cops doing something meaningful - not responding to unnecessary accidents caused by foolish, selfish drivers who refuse to follow the law and put everyone at risk so that they can avoid waiting 60 seconds at a light.
Which is it?