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Old 06-11-2011, 08:33 AM
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...........and, Delcecita Lures catches bigger fish than both of ya..........just ask him.
Huh? Who said anything about fish? But if that's supposed to be a compliment, well thanks, I guess?

You hittin' the bottle and posting there again, TSA?
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:26 PM
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I got a camera ticket in my hometown of Steubenville, Ohio a few years ago. They sent me a picture of one of our company vehicles and ticket for $85.00. I called the city and asked them who pays the ticket me or the employee that was driving. I was told by the city employee it didn't matter who payed it just send in the $85.00. I asked my employees who was driving the truck that day, amasing nobody could remember who was driving or if they even used that truck. So, I called the city again and told them I was not driving that truck, I am not paying the ticket. Anyways, the moron at the city got smart with me and I got pissed off. To make a long story short. I laid out $85.00 cash out on my desk and took a picture of it and sent it in to them with a note stating, " If it works for you it damn sure works for me." I never heard a thing from them and approx. 3 weeks after I sent the picture in the a local attorney filed a class action suit against the city and the cameras were shut off. 6 months later the traffic cameras were ruled unconstitutional and removed.
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The other function the double-flash intersection cameras serve is to issue fines to vehicles that don't come to a complete stop for right-turn-on-red. There is a camera caturing a video of the incident and a link is provided with the fine to view the video.

The concern with intersection cameras is that they are frequently mated to timing changes for the traffic lights, so that the yellow is shortened. In those cases, safe drivers are faced with either panic stops / getting rear-ended or a fine for driving through a red light, decreasing safety because of the camera.

The light timing needs to be selected based on the size of the intersection, the speed limit and normal reaction time.

People should not be getting fined or rear-ended just because they had the back luck of driving through an intersection with the timing "tweaked" when the lights are changing.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mkalink View Post
I got a camera ticket in my hometown of Steubenville, Ohio a few years ago. They sent me a picture of one of our company vehicles and ticket for $85.00. I called the city and asked them who pays the ticket me or the employee that was driving. I was told by the city employee it didn't matter who payed it just send in the $85.00. I asked my employees who was driving the truck that day, amasing nobody could remember who was driving or if they even used that truck. So, I called the city again and told them I was not driving that truck, I am not paying the ticket. Anyways, the moron at the city got smart with me and I got pissed off. To make a long story short. I laid out $85.00 cash out on my desk and took a picture of it and sent it in to them with a note stating, " If it works for you it damn sure works for me." I never heard a thing from them and approx. 3 weeks after I sent the picture in the a local attorney filed a class action suit against the city and the cameras were shut off. 6 months later the traffic cameras were ruled unconstitutional and removed.
I like your management skills.

Your post is THE GREATEST reply to this thread!
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:42 AM
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Pretty awesome thread! I think I got the answer to my original question, I forget... Nothing like THT anywhere

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I like your management skills.

Your post is THE GREATEST reply to this thread!
Ditto.. BTW, no ticket yet.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mkalink View Post
I got a camera ticket in my hometown of Steubenville, Ohio a few years ago. They sent me a picture of one of our company vehicles and ticket for $85.00. I called the city and asked them who pays the ticket me or the employee that was driving. I was told by the city employee it didn't matter who payed it just send in the $85.00. I asked my employees who was driving the truck that day, amasing nobody could remember who was driving or if they even used that truck. So, I called the city again and told them I was not driving that truck, I am not paying the ticket. Anyways, the moron at the city got smart with me and I got pissed off. To make a long story short. I laid out $85.00 cash out on my desk and took a picture of it and sent it in to them with a note stating, " If it works for you it damn sure works for me." I never heard a thing from them and approx. 3 weeks after I sent the picture in the a local attorney filed a class action suit against the city and the cameras were shut off. 6 months later the traffic cameras were ruled unconstitutional and removed.
Have heard this same story... except add to it that when the picture of the money was sent in, the city responded by sending back a picture of handcuffs! Almost an urban legend thingie!
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DL- An arrest for this when it's a controversy in many courts?

Can you say, 1983 action?
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:33 PM
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In AZ (I can't speak to other states), the language on the citation reads as follows:

"If you fail to appear as directed in this complaint on a civil traffic violation, a default judgment may be entered against you, a civil sanction may be imposed, and your license may be suspended."

They first attempt to hand-deliver the ticket if you ignore it. Then, they issue a warrant for "Failure to Appear" if you ignore that. Then, you get stopped by a real live officer of the law and guess what? Out come the handcuffs because when he runs your license, it has a warrant out on you (or may have even been suspended by DMV, but you should get notice of that action in the mail -- unless you chose to ignore that, too). Mr. LEO doesn't take time to investigate what the warrant is for and doesn't want to hear your whining about a red light camera citation. He'll let you sort all that out with your lawyer at the station.

There is a lot of contention around this here in AZ as everywhere else. We had one guy who wore a monkey mask while driving and sped through the speed camera everyday.

I certainly don't make the rules, I don't like 'em, but that's the way the game is played. Or, in many states, unpaid camera tickets are turned over to a collection agency, which will eventually show up on your credit report as an unpaid judgement if you continue to ignore it. Which is the bigger pain in the ass, a warrant or hit on your credit report? If your credit already sux, well, then that's a given!

Here's what snopes has to say about the handcuffs story (apparently true):

http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/handcuff.asp
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Originally Posted by mkalink View Post
I got a camera ticket in my hometown of Steubenville, Ohio a few years ago. They sent me a picture of one of our company vehicles and ticket for $85.00. I called the city and asked them who pays the ticket me or the employee that was driving. I was told by the city employee it didn't matter who payed it just send in the $85.00. I asked my employees who was driving the truck that day, amasing nobody could remember who was driving or if they even used that truck. So, I called the city again and told them I was not driving that truck, I am not paying the ticket. Anyways, the moron at the city got smart with me and I got pissed off. To make a long story short. I laid out $85.00 cash out on my desk and took a picture of it and sent it in to them with a note stating, " If it works for you it damn sure works for me." I never heard a thing from them and approx. 3 weeks after I sent the picture in the a local attorney filed a class action suit against the city and the cameras were shut off. 6 months later the traffic cameras were ruled unconstitutional and removed.
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Surprised nobody has mentioned Trapster.

I used to have it on my phone, never really used it much so I got rid of it but it tells you when you're coming up on a known speed trap or red light camera or anything else that might get you in trouble. It's based on user-submission so it might not have every camera in there, but all you have to do is add it and then it'll start warning you as you near it.

I'm not even going to comment on the OP because I don't want SeaCat FL to quote my post and then attempt to systematically dismantle it word by word like he's done with everyone else's.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:43 AM
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The wife just got a red light ticket in her Jeep Commander, got the picture in the mail and Florida City stated if we pay the $158.00 in 15 days no points would be assesed against her license....seems like extortion to me.
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This thread is like a radioactive cockroach. It wont die.

Me thinks people are fed up with Government.
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Originally Posted by SirFer View Post
Surprised nobody has mentioned Trapster.

Just read that Apple removed the application from iPhones that shows were DUI check points are because 4 LE organizations suggested drunk people might want to avoid those areas. Don't know if Apple also deleted the app for speed traps.
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Originally Posted by Mardi-Gras View Post
The wife just got a red light ticket in her Jeep Commander, got the picture in the mail and Florida City stated if we pay the $158.00 in 15 days no points would be assesed against her license....seems like extortion to me.
She ran a red light. She got a ticket.

What is wrong with that?
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Originally Posted by SirFer View Post
Surprised nobody has mentioned Trapster.

tells you when you're coming up on a known speed trap or red light camera or anything else that might get you in trouble.
Why would a red light camera get you in trouble?

Are you in the habit of running red lights?
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I'd suggest everyone that disagrees with Seacat's views simply refrain from posting in this thread.

Nothing will change his mind, so let this turd die.

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Originally Posted by Ntrain2k View Post
I'd suggest everyone that disagrees with Seacat's views simple refrain from posting in this thread.

Nothing will change his mind, so let this turd die.
Live free or die.
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Well, we could all meet down at the boat ramp to discuss this in detail....


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Well, we could all meet down at the boat ramp to discuss this in detail....


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They got cameras down there as well......If you cap someone: ticket is in the mail.
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Our Governor just signed a bill to make them illegal in SC

Didn't even know we had them
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