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(WTSP)   DOT changed traffic signal timing rules to increase red light camera revenue   ( wtsp.com) divider line
    More: Florida, red light cameras, florida, Florida Department of Transportation, National Motorists Association, direct payments, RLC, Florida Legislature, u.s. 19  
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2013-05-14 11:35:43 AM  
3 votes:
It sounds to me like this should increase the safety of those intersections by at least a factor of 10. Maybe instead of whining about a few little traffic tickets, you should be thankful for FDOT's steadfast dedication to making your lives safer.
2013-05-14 11:47:08 AM  
2 votes:
Next, counties will reduce speed limits just inside the intersections so as to "legally" decrease the yellow light timing. This is the problem when you make traffic handling profit oriented instead of safety oriented!
2013-05-14 11:28:55 AM  
2 votes:

moothemagiccow: Mugato: Yellow light times are calculated by a complex formula

I kind of doubt that.

What are there, like, 4 or 5 variables? Width of intersection, number of lanes,  a journalist probably thinks that's complex.

I don't know what all the independent variables are, but the dependent variable ends with a dollar sign.
2013-05-14 10:33:50 AM  
2 votes:

Mugato: Yellow light times are calculated by a complex formula

I kind of doubt that.

You doubt the complexity in the mathematical operations of physics that determine where a dart lands on a board?
2013-05-14 01:41:31 PM  
1 vote:

legion_of_doo: jrat454: What does the yellow light mean?

slow down.

OK, I'm whispering this. What     does    a    yellow   light    mean.
2013-05-14 01:24:12 PM  
1 vote:
FLORIDA is behind!!!   Alabama's been doing that for years.  quite productively i might add.  sure beats having to tax the rich.  those folks just never get a break.

(course, it creates more crashes, but nothing is perfect, yer' know)

2013-05-14 12:40:27 PM  
1 vote:

Deathfrogg: This was a Sundown town well into the middle 1960s.

Urf. That's crazy.

Kristoph57: While stop is just a request for a moment.. YIELD is far more.. sinister.

Somebody better get Glenn Beck on it stat!
2013-05-14 12:30:46 PM  
1 vote:
Everybody has their own opinion about the Black Plague.
We can all make up our own minds about the desirability of supermassive volcanoes.
Some people like serial murderers, some don't.
The populace is split right down the middle when it comes to nuking their own cities for no apparent reason.
Should we unleash the Kraken and bring down a thousand years of darkness?  You decide!

But if there is one thing, one issue, one inherent evil, one dark, horrible nightmare against which we all fervently align ourselves as patriotic freedom-loving Americans, it is the unutterable horror of the scourge of redlight cameras.  Any change of any kind is obviously automatic proof that they're just trying to make more money.
2013-05-14 12:26:44 PM  
1 vote:

theorellior: ThatBillmanGuy: I wonder how soon til someone just decides to start charging a fee to go through a light. Double if you want to make a left.

Triple if you want to make that left immediately.

Ooooh, sell a sunpass to rich people with a button that turns lights green at 100$ a pop. Buffy dear, let's go take a 10k$ ride through town and piss off the poors!
2013-05-14 12:01:11 PM  
1 vote:

legion_of_doo: jrat454: What does the yellow light mean?

slow down.

W h a t  d o e s  t h e  y e l l l l o w  l i g h t  m e a n ???
2013-05-14 11:56:55 AM  
1 vote:

jrat454: What does the yellow light mean?

slow down.
2013-05-14 11:43:17 AM  
1 vote:
$afety first
2013-05-14 11:33:23 AM  
1 vote:
Speaking of yellow, these things are turning up everywhere in Florida now, and it's only a matter of time before someone is killed when a driver doesn't realize you may have to stop at a yellow light.

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2013-05-14 11:28:04 AM  
1 vote:
I was nearly rear ended at the main intersection on my way to the highway to work the other day.  I got a red light camera ticket there last year... so I stopped after the car before more drove through on yellow.  The guy behind me obviously had never gotten a ticket at that intersection.  He was road-raging me pretty good after that.
2013-05-14 10:42:49 AM  
1 vote:

labman: I've never heard of such a thing happening. To think people would be motivated to screw others out of their money.


But this is the government. They arn't motivated by petty things like profit.
2013-05-14 10:21:30 AM  
1 vote:
I like how the news calls any legislation "quiet" when they fail to report on it.
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