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Red-Light Cameras Just Don’t Work

Postby War Machine » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:26 pm

http://www.ridelust.com/red-light-camer ... dont-work/

In fact, six U.S. cities have been found guilty of shortening the yellow light cycles below what is allowed by law on intersections equipped with cameras meant to catch red-light runners. Those local governments have completely ignored the safety benefit of increasing the yellow light time and decided to install red-light cameras, shorten the yellow light duration, and collect the profits instead.


Increasing the yellow light timer seems like a very sensible and inexpensive idea.

PS: After reading a few of the comments in that article, I can see why some blogs disable them.
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Re: Red-Light Cameras Just Don’t Work

Postby The Prince » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:27 am

War Machine wrote:http://www.ridelust.com/red-light-cameras-just-dont-work/

In fact, six U.S. cities have been found guilty of shortening the yellow light cycles below what is allowed by law on intersections equipped with cameras meant to catch red-light runners. Those local governments have completely ignored the safety benefit of increasing the yellow light time and decided to install red-light cameras, shorten the yellow light duration, and collect the profits instead.


Increasing the yellow light timer seems like a very sensible and inexpensive idea.

PS: After reading a few of the comments in that article, I can see why some blogs disable them.


This article is complete bullshit. Accidents increase INITIALLY from idiots like hte editors of this site who used to blow through intersections on Red now realizing that they have to stop and getting rear ended. However, once people get used to them, virtually ALL studies have shown they they decrease after a couple months. And the accidents are smaller than before.

But a site like ridelust can’t be bothered with giving FULL facts when they have their own agenda to push.

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Re: Red-Light Cameras Just Don’t Work

Postby halfnhalf » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:01 pm

The yellow light is fucking LONG in Cali, i mean like 5 or 6 seconds long.


In China, on some streets (mainly the large ones) they have a timer clocking down to when the light will change next (from red to green is 40 seconds, green to yellow is 35 seconds, and yellow to red is 6 seconds).
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