Originally Posted by Lakewood90712
It's all about revenue, not traffic safety.
I've got no problem with that (though I'm more along the lines of the following quote, maybe 10% safety?) - Since we are going to collect revenue, might as well get it from the people who break the law. Bring it on!
Originally Posted by cooch96
I like to give politicians the benefit of the doubt and figure it's intended to be sort of about safety (maybe 10%).
Another gripe (valid complaint) about cameras in my neck of the woods is that they mostly catch folks who roll through reds while taking a right turn. This is a low accident causing act; people who slow down enough to check to make sure they are clear before proceeding don't cause anymore accidents than those who stop completely and then proceed to right on red. ...
Originally Posted by utrecht
A red light camera went up at the intersection where we turned right to go into our neighborhood. My wife and I both got 1 ticket each while not making a complete stop while turning right. ...
Well, the law is "right turn on red after a complete STOP
", it isn't "right turn on red after YIELD
" - so why not just obey the law? Or petition for a change (some intersections around me have YIELD signs, so you can roll through, no problem).
The problem is, I obey the law (regardless of whether I know there is a red light camera at that intersection or not). And I'm in constant fear of getting rear-ended because the person behind me assumes I'm just gonna roll through, and not stop. I shouldn't be put at risk for obeying the law. If the law was enforced, the vast majority would stop, and they would not be assuming that I'm not gonna stop.
Laws will never be perfect, but if they are in place they should be enforced, and changed if wrong. This wishy-washy enforcement leads to a disrespect of laws in general, and chaos (Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!).