Happy Hours: How about you don't run red lights?
Happy Hours: I do and although I have skidded in the past that simply means you weren't driving safely for conditions. Usually it's considered failure to maintain control unless your'e doing accelerating.Somehow the RLC equipped intersection that I go through all the time has never ticketed me
The analysis shows that the number of crashes at locations with cameras more than doubled, from 365 collisions in 1998 to 755 [in 2005]. Injury and fatal crashes climbed 81 percent, from 144 such wrecks to 262. Broadside crashes, also known as right-angle or T-bone collisions, rose 30 percent, from 81 to 106 during that time frame. Traffic specialists say broadside collisions are especially dangerous because the sides are the most vulnerable areas of cars....The results were similar or worse than figures at intersections that have traffic signals but no cameras. The number of overall crashes at those 1,520 locations increased 64 percent; injury and fatal crashes rose 54 percent; and broadside collisions rose 17 percent.
ImpendingCynic: Happy Hours: How about you don't run red lights?There are plenty of situations where one might run a right light - avoiding an accident, slick roads, failed brakes, obstructed view - which would probably not result in a ticket if witnessed by a live officer. Not every single incident of entering the intersection after the light turns red is a driver who says "screw this, I'm not waiting."
discount sushi: I saw a car get popped by a red light camera for moving to make way for an emergency vehicle. Since there are no points and just a civil fine, I doubt it would be worth fighting.
Initiative mastermind Tim Eyman,
BMulligan: a_bilge_monkey: Oh, red light cameras. I thought, well never mind. I wont be moving back to Tacoma after all.I can't imagine any set of circumstances that would lead a reasonable person consider moving to Tacoma the first time, much less moving back.
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