O.K. we can not count the number of posts that point to the number of studies that point to the number of statistics that point the fact that Red Light Camera's are the stupidest waste of money and death causing pieces of legislation perpetrated across the country. But this is on the fly, so if you want to know more about the redlight madness, and legislative incompetence just google red light cameras on our page search box. And yes it will mean you may have to read. Were working on a coloring book for Florida legislators.
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Tallahassee, FL -- October 17, 2011 --
Efforts are once again underway in Tallahassee to ban red light cameras. No bill has been filed yet,
(US: Which means the check from the redlight camera companies and Goldman-Sachs bounced)
but state lawmakers who oppose the ticket issuing devices say a ban is in the works. (US: In other words red light companies, get the cash here pronto or we pass the ban) There’s also legislation to set stricter standards on the length of yellow lights.(US: studies show 8 seconds is safe. So we suggest you don't use 8 seconds. Oh sorry, we see further down that 8 seconds is not under consideration. We should have known)!
Jacquelyn Faison doesn’t mind cameras set up to catch people running red lights.
“They don’t bother me because if I see the light turning yellow I slow down and I stop,” said Jacquelyn.
(US: O.k. so who the hell is Jacquelyn Faison? Is she a Road Traffic Engineer? Is she a safety Expert? Does she work at Wal-Mart?)
But what does bother her are unpredictable yellow lights.
“Places where It’s yellow, then it’s red,” she added.
(US: OH, O.K. now we Know who Jacuelyn Faison is, somebody who hasn't come down from an acid trip. Hmmmm it;s yellow, then it's red, oh look it does it again, I think I will sit here and watch it go from yellow to red over and over again. Don't worry Jacuelyn, we had the same problem. After a few years and some thorazine were much better now. We don't even see the Yellow any more).
At this intersection a few blocks away from the state capitol the speed limits is 35 miles and hour. The yellow light last about 3.2 second. One block over the speed limit is the same but the yellow light is a tad longer.(US: O.K. All at once now, pull out your stop watches and on the mark, measure a tad!)
One big difference in these two intersections is this, the one with the shorter light also has a red light camera. (US again: O.K. so that surprises anybody??? Helloooooo?? Are there any people out there who still think? Did anybody think it was going to be different???? Yo Mayor, were going out to put the Camera's up now. Where do you want them? Ummmmm, Any place you can make the yellow light shorter will do. But Mayor is that fair? Don't you live in Tallahassee Boy? Oh, yeah, now I understand.)
Some state lawmakers accuse cities of shortening yellow lights to catch more red light runners. Representative Brad Drake wants yellow light lengths to be uniform around the state.
“You make it uniform throughout the State of Florida and you will have an appropriate amount of time to make a good decision,” said Drake. (US: Senor Drake you be correct. Which is why we are looking for bets that state won't do it.)
Representative Richard Corcoran who sponsored a bill to repeal red-light camera last session says the whole system needs to be tossed out and reworked. (US: Mr. Corcoran, Co-co-co co-co-coran oh cocoran...an an. Tossed-yes, reworked- oh no God, please do not let the legislators try to rework something. We can't afford it!)
“The foundation is so broken and so cracked, there’s no way to get where we want to get under the existing set of circumstances of which we have,” said Corcoran.
Lawmakers began reviewing data from red light cameras Monday. More bills regulating the devices are expected to be filed before next year’s legislative session.
|o.k. whose got the marshmellows|
Proposed Yellow Light Changes
25 MPH or slower 3 sec
35 MPH 4 sec
45 MPH 5 sec
55 MPH or faster 6 sec
(US: 3 seconds??? Damn, ain't given much margin over the two second rule are ya? Hope I ain't on my motorcycle in the rain when I come up on a 3 second deal. Besides, what the hell makes you think I can stop in 6 seconds when I come up on a light 95mph?)Add to Technorati Favorites