• Anton Bender avatar Anton Bender Posted: 5/16/2013 8:10pm PDT

    Red light cameras are nothing more than a money grab, set up by phony politicians!

  • FlowRW avatar FlowRW Posted: 5/15/2013 3:52pm PDT

    In Miami...this has no relevance. I'm there frequently and have counted as many as 7 cars going through the lights AFTER their light is red. DO NOT take off quickly when your light turns green, wait and go slow.

  • xamdam avatar xamdam Posted: 5/16/2013 10:08am PDT

    At the end of the news report the reporter said your fine increases if you court. Wow, it IS all about the money!

  • Jobarent avatar Jobarent Posted: 5/16/2013 3:13pm PDT

    I'm sorry Richard, but I do not agree with your statement,
    "..And although some studies show that red-light cameras do make roads safer.." They DO NOT ! I lived in Florida for 18 years, and once they started to put those cameras in, there were more rear end collisions. I know...I was one of many that got rear-ended. I never ran red lights, as most of the Florida driving population seemed to do while I lived there.
    I was glad to finally move out of that State in 2007.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 5/15/2013 12:07pm PDT

    "A spokesperson went on to say that any reductions in time to the bare minimum were implemented by engineers who didn't fully understand the amended law."
    SPOKESPERSON = Affirmative Action bureaucrat shifting blame.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 5/15/2013 2:03pm PDT

    "Shifting blame" may be right, but I don't see what that has to do with Affirmative Action. Unless you were making a racial slur. Which I'm sure you weren't.

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 5/15/2013 2:54pm PDT

    Richard. There are many flavors of AA, some which simply award jobs and contracts on the basis of something other than competence. Having worked as a contractor to the DOT, I saw that contracts were awarded to favored states = AKA political balance.

  • Matthewr avatar Matthewr Posted: 5/16/2013 2:32am PDT

    Rich, when people lose jobs to less qualified minorities, don't be surprised when those folks are resentful.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 5/16/2013 4:59am PDT

    This article has nothing to do with Affirmative Action. (And even if it did, if you watch the video clip, you'll note that the spokesperson in question probably wasn't the beneficiary of such programs.) Just trying to keep the discussion on topic.

  • Matthewr avatar Matthewr Posted: 5/16/2013 6:03am PDT

    The article, as I read it, is about how government is so willing to overreach its authority for a few extra dollars as to cost a woman her life. Similarly, it uses its taxing abilities for confiscatory ends. The beneficiaries of affirmative action are also those who disproportionately benefit from governmental handouts, the money for which comes from hard-working Americans victimized by those who believe in redistribution of wealth, i.e. stealing. Not so much of a jump, if you ask me. In any event, I have to get back to work, as like millions of other hardworking Americans, until some time in June, all the money I make in 2013 to this point, goes to said government.

  • dmitchell avatar dmitchell Posted: 5/19/2013 11:34pm PDT

    "Which I'm sure you weren't"
    I wonder.

  • chrissteven avatar chrissteven Posted: 5/20/2013 11:00am PDT

    Folks, there is a solution to this. simply fight the ticket, whether your guilty or not. Ticket lawyer firms typically charge about $80 and guarantee no points, traffic school, etc. But the point is, if everybody does fight it, the system will collapse within 90 days, due to a massive backlog.

  • fb_100005959153271 avatar Dan Posted: 5/23/2013 1:59pm PDT

    A Sarasota judge is reviewing constitutionality of red light cameras. Judge has not ruled.