Diana Kuyper: On the lookout for red-...

Diana Kuyper: On the lookout for red-light cameras

There are 12 comments on the Gurnee Review story from Mar 24, 2011, titled Diana Kuyper: On the lookout for red-light cameras. In it, Gurnee Review reports that:

I have to admit a general lack of awareness about red-light cameras. This from a resident of Wisconsin where there are fewer than a dozen of the devices in the whole state.

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Jim Borgman

Round Lake, IL

#1 Mar 31, 2011
A absolute necessity. It seems people just ignore speed limits and red lights. I drive down Route 12 and have autos passing me going 70-75, it's a 55 MPH speed limit. And yes, many of the autos are from Wisconsin. Drivers are constantly trying to blow through a light on yellow and are late so speed through the red. The only way to enforce the law thereby protecting other people is by heavy fines. That is still one way people obey the law, when the penalty of disobeying to to severe to do otherwise.
Jerry Mullens

Zion, IL

#2 Mar 31, 2011
As far as I'm concerned, every busy intersection should have red-light cameras. Also fines should be higher! People ignore the speed limits, tailgate and never stop when making a right-turn-on-red. Also when someone rear-ends a car stopping for three second or more when making a right turn at a red light, they should be fined a minimum of $500 and have their license suspended for at least one year. Everyone is always in a hurry. I'm a retired police officer. I wish they were around when I was on duty. Red light cameras have the potential to become cash cows for these strapped-for-cash villages and towns.
zrez

Gurnee, IL

#3 Mar 31, 2011
OR, Maybe the police could actually do the jobs they are hired for and stop people that run them, but, alas, they seem to be running them as well, sometimes with flashing lights, then after getting through the light they turn them off and slow down, hmmmm, wonder why this is?
Anyone have A CLUE?
Jerry Mullens

Zion, IL

#4 Apr 1, 2011
Why don't you tell everyone how many red-light tickets you've gotten. Cops are too busy as it is. Some cities install radar guns on private property to catch speeders and alert them to flagrant lane changing violators, which has yielded more DUI arrests than any other means. It's a good thing. You get a CLUE! How many DUI's have you gotten?
zres

Gurnee, IL

#5 Apr 1, 2011
Jerry, I'm very proud to say I have no violations of any kind on my driving record, which by the way is over 37 years old now, not even a parking ticket. No, it isn't because I drive drunk but don't get caught, it is because I obey the traffic laws ( and I don't drink), however, I don't need a taxpayer funded camera to drive like a human being.
any more questions Jer?
zres

Gurnee, IL

#6 Apr 1, 2011
One more thing there Jer, drive through zion once in a while and you will see how the police drive, fast and furious, while the other cars zoom right by, no traffic stops, no tickets, nothing, oh thats right you said they are too busy, yeah right !!
Jerry Mullens

Zion, IL

#7 Apr 1, 2011
You are misinformed. I urge you to face me at a Gurnee village meeting.
zres

Gurnee, IL

#8 Apr 1, 2011
Jer, Jer, Jer, I am NOT misinformed at all.
1. My driving record is clean, is yours? Has it always been spotless?
2. I obey driving rules (even when some jerk running late tries to jam me up).
3. I live in Zion, I see the police driving habits everyday, they would fail any current driving course/test ( in my opinion). And they should lead by example for the youth, as in not driving and texting.
3. I NEVER ever go to GURNEE anymore, nicer shopping in Wisconsin, less traffic, nicer people, but thanks for the offer Jer, I appreciate it.
Lisa Lou

Zion, IL

#9 Apr 1, 2011
Wisconsin hugh? That explains it. You're retarded.
PenalizedTitleHo lder

Walworth, WI

#10 May 26, 2013
Jim Borgman wrote:
A absolute necessity. It seems people just ignore speed limits and red lights. I drive down Route 12 and have autos passing me going 70-75, it's a 55 MPH speed limit. And yes, many of the autos are from Wisconsin. Drivers are constantly trying to blow through a light on yellow and are late so speed through the red. The only way to enforce the law thereby protecting other people is by heavy fines. "That is still one way people obey the law, when the penalty of disobeying to to severe to do otherwise".
Agreed, but when the driver is not the title holder, but a responsible, tax paying, debt holding parent whose overworked and underpaid college kids drive the family car for their below minimum wage job, just to keep the rent paid, it is still the title holder who gets the ticket, the fine, and any ramifications in the future. It is my own tough luck, I know. But cops can use discretion, and these cameras do not. Plus, when a cop stops you, the driver has a name, a face, and a memory that will keep them less likely to want a repeat experience. With the cameras, mom has a $100.00 ticket to pay for a kid's right lane turn on red, which means there's no grocery money for any of us. It's hard to keep preaching the value of following laws, of paying for what we need, when it seems that those who do the opposite are the only ones staying one step ahead of the bill collector! It's not the big, bad guys this hurts, they'll let their tickets pile up; it's hurting the little people, as usual. This isn't the America my family fought for.
Gene Bturbo

Zion, IL

#11 May 27, 2013
zrez wrote:
OR, Maybe the police could actually do the jobs they are hired for and stop people that run them, but, alas, they seem to be running them as well, sometimes with flashing lights, then after getting through the light they turn them off and slow down, hmmmm, wonder why this is?
Anyone have A CLUE?
You are a clueless moron. I'm sure you've had more than a few tickets because you are a lousy driver. Enjoy paying high insurance premiums and balking all you want. These red light cameras free us up for more important duties that require real police work. Stop by the Gurnee Police Station any time and ntroduce yourself you jerk. Bring an extra pair of underwear.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#12 May 27, 2013
Gene Bturbo wrote:
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You are a clueless moron. I'm sure you've had more than a few tickets because you are a lousy driver. Enjoy paying high insurance premiums and balking all you want. These red light cameras free us up for more important duties that require real police work. Stop by the Gurnee Police Station any time and ntroduce yourself you jerk. Bring an extra pair of underwear.
in spite of the fact that i have met a few bad apple cops i for the most part support them.
They put their lives on the line for us everyday. No amount of pay covers that.
That being said you don't seem like a cop to me. You seem more like a wantabe.
I get plenty of them using my screen name so i usually can tell a phony. You seem like a phony cop.
So stop acting like a tough guy it makes you look foolish.
BTW i'm not defending the other guy either. Its just that phony cops are more annoying.

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