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(The Newspaper)   Class action suit against illegal red light cameras ends in usual fashion: corporation is happy, lawyers are happy, victims get $6 if they fill out the paperwork correctly   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, red light cameras, class-action, Redflex, A/T/S, intersection  
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2013-01-03 10:48:01 AM  
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2013-01-03 10:55:52 AM  
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traylor: Victims? You mean those killed by red light runners? I don't think they will do any paperwork.

I used to be a supporter of this technology but it turns out that it causes more damage than it prevents.  Now many cars see a clear road with a green light and they start to slow down, not continue with their journey and they block other cars behind them.  When that cluster of cars does get another green light, there is a massive spike in their risk.  This effect is compounded by every intersection and you can see from Victoria Australia's death and accident stats, these cameras do not make traffic safer.  They also compound other types of accidents involving pedestrians and bicycles.
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