Archive for the ‘Red light cameras’ Category

Gotcha: Man, that was a fast yellow light …

March 7, 2014

Might not be your imagination.

In some locales, city-fathers are shortening the duration of yellow caution lights – you know, going from green to red.

Why?

Simple.  To increase the odds that you get ticketed by a red light “safety” camera.

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According to a News 10 TV report,  in Tampa, the yellow light duration was reduced by a fraction of a second at intersections with red light cameras.

The result: red light tickets and their accompanying revenue more than doubled.

Red light cameras generated more than $100 million in revenue last year in approximately 70 Florida communities,

What’s the impact on traffic safety?

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Gotcha: Man, that was a fast yellow light …

February 5, 2014

Might not be your imagination.

In some locales, city-fathers are shortening the duration of yellow caution lights – you know, going from green to red.

Why?

Simple.  To increase the odds that you get ticketed by a red light “safety” camera.

image

According to a News 10 TV report,  in Tampa, the yellow light duration was reduced by a fraction of a second at intersections with red light cameras.

The result: red light tickets and their accompanying revenue more than doubled.

Red light cameras generated more than $100 million in revenue last year in approximately 70 Florida communities,

What’s the impact on traffic safety?

(more…)

Gotcha: Man, that was a fast yellow light …

May 23, 2013

Might not be your imagination.

In some locales, city-fathers are shortening the duration of yellow caution lights – you know, going from green to red.

Why?

Simple.  To increase the odds that you get ticketed by a red light “safety” camera.

image

According to a News 10 TV report,  in Tampa, the yellow light duration was reduced by a fraction of a second at intersections with red light cameras.

The result: red light tickets and their accompanying revenue more than doubled.

Red light cameras generated more than $100 million in revenue last year in approximately 70 Florida communities,

What’s the impact on traffic safety?

(more…)