6-Car Crash on Seminole Trail

Northbound Route 29 near Rio Road in Albemarle County is back open after a six-car crash closed it just before 4 p.m. Monday. Full Story
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Wise One

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Feb 5, 2013
Barney Fife wrote:
RED CLIGHT CAMERAS are the PROBLEM up there...so many times people SLAM on their BRAKES the second the light tunrs YELLOW!!!
I have now SIX "fines"....TOUGH, I am NOT paying them and will NEVER pay them!!!
I make a rapid decision when that light turns from GREEN to YELLOW if it is safer for me to "go thru" the light (based on whats behind me) OR to
STOP for the AMBER light!
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR on the camera system!!!
...and I do not think there is one legal thing
thy can do to me for NOT paying these SIX fines...
Does anyone know if there is ??
They need to put the CAMERA at every light then that will slow the traffic down all the way up 29 and that is what is needed on that road for speeders. If you obey the law and speed limit and watch out of the front window instead of texing or eating or looking into the window of the cars beside you then you will not have a problem. DON'T BLAME THE CAMERA BLAME THE DRIVERS because this didn't happen no where close to that area. If you wasn't there to see where it happen at then don't BLAME something you know nothing about. Put the BLAME where it belongs THE DRIVERS who thinks they are on a race track because it is open road. Put cops out there on the side of the roads with redar and see how much people will complain then. Have them to set up before every light if this is what it takes to make the road safer and make the tax payer in the City and County pay for this extra safety cost for drivers who don't know right from wrong and want things there way no matter who it hurts. People wants the CAMERA gone so they can do more speeding through that light like they do the others. MORE CAMERA IS NEEDED AND SOONER THE BETTER. Don't hate, Just saying.
WHERE IT BE

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Feb 5, 2013
why is it that when something like this happens people feel the need to air out their laundry about whatever. it was a 6 car pile-up that anyone one of you or your family could have been in and lucky for you you weren't. why can't you just say oh i hope that everyone is ok and safe instead of b!#ching about this and that. very compassionate is all i can say.
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Feb 5, 2013
This is not a tailgater hitting someone. This is not a red-light camera issue. It may not even be a speeder. This is clearly a case of someone not paying any attention to the road and slamming into cars stopped at an intersection. For those of you talking about texting, you're actually contributing to the discussion rather than ranting about drivers you don't like.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#24 Feb 5, 2013
It was Bush's fault!
Dude

Alexandria, VA

#25 Feb 5, 2013
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
This is not a tailgater hitting someone. This is not a red-light camera issue. It may not even be a speeder. This is clearly a case of someone not paying any attention to the road and slamming into cars stopped at an intersection. For those of you talking about texting, you're actually contributing to the discussion rather than ranting about drivers you don't like.
I have disagree. You're equally eager to blame divers that you don't like. Legally, they were, at the very least, following too closely. I not jumping to conclusions, and attention might have contributed, like lighting a cigarette, spilling coffee, or even texting, but following to close was the impetus of the problem.
Smitty

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Feb 5, 2013
Lights and cars don't cause accidents, people do. Same with AR-15's - they are perfectly safe. People make them dangerous.
OKdoughkey

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Feb 5, 2013
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
It was Bush's fault!
Ah Bush, even blamed for extraordinary rendition
WHERE IT BE

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Feb 5, 2013
Smitty wrote:
Lights and cars don't cause accidents, people do. Same with AR-15's - they are perfectly safe. People make them dangerous.
SPOT ON BROTHER!!!!!!! but as you know it is easier to blame an object than a human being. i was talking to tow 8 yr olds the other day about guns and shootings. i told them that anything can kill someone not just guns. one of them looked at me and said, "yeah i know, i don't know why people blame guns. it's not like the gun killed someone, i mean someone had to pull the trigger for it to fire. so i blame the person pulling the trigger, not the gun. they could have also use a knife, car or a ball bat, but all of those things can kill someone if they aren't driven, or swung by someone too."
Sam

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Feb 5, 2013
Reality wrote:
Tell me again how those red-light cameras make intersections like that safer.....
Cameras don't help stupid.
WOW

Palmyra, VA

#30 Feb 5, 2013
Barney Fife wrote:
RED CLIGHT CAMERAS are the PROBLEM up there...so many times people SLAM on their BRAKES the second the light tunrs YELLOW!!!
I have now SIX "fines"....TOUGH, I am NOT paying them and will NEVER pay them!!!
I make a rapid decision when that light turns from GREEN to YELLOW if it is safer for me to "go thru" the light (based on whats behind me) OR to
STOP for the AMBER light!
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR on the camera system!!!
...and I do not think there is one legal thing
thy can do to me for NOT paying these SIX fines...
Does anyone know if there is ??
Otis Is Waiting For You...
Clean-em-up

Palmyra, VA

#31 Feb 5, 2013
And just why is it that this area is so congested? Oh yeah! That's right! We don't have a bypass. Why would we need a bypass! Everyone wants to come right thought the middle of our town, and we all LOVE having all the extra company! I think if they build that little thing there on 5th street, we should consider re-routing 64 through there, just because. And before any of you smarmy liberals respond, this is tongue-in-cheek and sarcasm. Yes, I know that we couldn't run 64 through there, it's an interstate highway. But you get the picture.
Google

Charlottesville, VA

#32 Feb 5, 2013
Just google "how to beat a read light camera ticket." It's very straight forward. You're still innocent until proven guilty in this country folks. Did an Albemarle cop see you run the red light, pull you over, and write you a ticket? Nope. So unless the company that Albemarle farmed those BS cameras out to (located in Ohio, taking a cut of every "ticket" they issue), sends a representative to present evidence against you here in Albemarle......
Me myself and I

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Feb 5, 2013
Google wrote:
Just google "how to beat a read light camera ticket." It's very straight forward. You're still innocent until proven guilty in this country folks. Did an Albemarle cop see you run the red light, pull you over, and write you a ticket? Nope. So unless the company that Albemarle farmed those BS cameras out to (located in Ohio, taking a cut of every "ticket" they issue), sends a representative to present evidence against you here in Albemarle......
If you are so good with google, why did you not discover that the penalties here are civil, not criminal? There's no innocence or guilt being determined. It's a civil penalty the state legislature has allowed localities to collect on.
Barney Fife

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Feb 5, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Otis Is Waiting For You...
Well, Thelma Lou and me are heading to Andy and Aunt B's for dinner! Sure hope Mayberry ain't got those cameras at every light! ;)
Sally

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Feb 25, 2013
That road is unsafe. Someone should do something!

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