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#1871 of 1879 Re: Advantages of Citations Via Cameras [timadams]
Jun 07, 2011 (10:32 am)
Camera tickets do not meet that burden of proof.
When you see the movie of the violation in progress, you'll have your burden of proof. It works very well & is needed to free up a LEO so he can investigate your home burglary.
#1872 of 1879 Re: Advantages of Citations Via Cameras [euphonium]
Jun 07, 2011 (10:59 am)
The notice of infraction includes:
1. Photo of your license plate.
2. Two photos of your car during the infraction.
3. By going on line you can use a website & pin number to see a movie of your car committing the infraction.
4. This up to date process completely does away with any possible chance of violators whining, crying, cussing, & pleading with a LEO whose time is more valuable than to witness whatever tirade you choose to exclaim.
5. The photography & movie is of the highest quality which eliminates any doubt that would be offered by an unreasonable person.
Sounds like a great value for only $100!!
Are they suitable for framing.
#1873 of 1879 Re: Advantages of Citations Via Cameras [euphonium]
Jun 07, 2011 (11:26 am)
It works very well & is needed to free up a LEO so he can investigate your home burglary.
Oh, is that why I always see so many police cars running traffic radar in different towns. Let's be honest, the financial crunch has turned police departments into revenue agents to help offset budget problems. I seldom see them patrolling residential neighborhoods any more. I have a lot of respect for individuals that go into police work, they've got a lot of guts and work in a difficult environment for mediocre pay and lots of lawyer hassles, but I'm sure more than a few of them are frustrated with their new emphasis on bringing in the cash.
#1875 of 1879 Re: decommissioned [steve_]
Jun 09, 2011 (4:52 am)
From the article steve linked:
"Unless the L.A. City Council intervenes, the red-light cameras could be shut down within a few weeks. According to the Police Commission, the legitimacy of the citations were questionable."
Even the police and city council admit the legitimacy is questionable. There is no doubt in my mind that red light cameras increase the frequency of rear-end collisions. I've seen it happen myself. And I know how radar technology works, and don't believe a non-operated radar gun and camera can pick out the correct vehicle for a speeding ticket.
#1877 of 1879 So You Think Your Traffic Violation Penalty Was Unfair?
Sep 13, 2012 (6:48 am)
From Today's AutoWeek...
"In Western countries, even the most heinous of automobile accidents can be settled in court with a long jail sentence. In the Middle East, penalties can be a bit harsher.
A Saudi Arabian man who killed two men near the capital of Riyadh while drifting—hagwalah, as they call it—is sentenced to be publicly beheaded for the incident. The driver also fled the scene before police arrived.
In court records, the man is known as Mutannish, meaning 'he who ignores.'
Authorities in Saudi Arabia treat drifting deaths as negligent homicides, which leads to the extreme penalty. In 2005, a naval officer in the country was found guilty of killing three minors in a negligent stunt-driving accident. His death sentence was reduced to 3,000 lashes and 20 years in prison.
According to Amnesty International, at least 82 people were executed in Saudi Arabia last year, many by public beheading."
#1878 of 1879 Photo Radar In New NorVa Express Lanes?
Jan 20, 2013 (7:54 am)
I just returned from a trip to Baltimore and used the new tolled Express Lanes. My radar detector alerted for laser as I passed every observation platform (except one). The speed didn't matter from 2-25 mph over the limit (I was one of only two cars on the road). I know they have observation cameras, but do they have photo radar?
#1879 of 1879 Are Postmen immune from Photo tickets??
Feb 01, 2013 (9:27 pm)
A government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, Heck no.
In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney Jennifer S. Breslin says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored.
“In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible,” wrote Breslin, after reminding “To Whom It May Concern” that postal workers promptly deliver over 200 billion pieces of mail annually.
“However, as you are probably aware, the Postal Service enjoys federal immunity from state and local regulation,” she continued.
That last bit did not go over well with American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based company that enforces East Cleveland’s camera citations.