I am not sure how I feel about photo rader, but I'm all for the red light cameras. Photo rader seems a extreme, especially if traffic is moving above the posted speed. I can see this causing some accidents with people slamming on thier brakes.
I think big brother is watching us. I have seen in some car mags about a clear cover that from the ground you can read but from camera level it blocks the plate numbers. :yes: Then there is also a radar (and possibly laser) signal scrambler that are available for cars. :clap: We have the cameras all set up here in the Detroit area but so far they have not used them for anything but traffic reports of accidents. But just give them time. Michigan isn't doing so well and the State will be needing to raise some funds so once that happens I think the cameras will find other uses. :gun:HDWRENCH said:A local freeway here in Phoenix just installed several of the cameras along the freeway. According to the news just a few minutes ago, they have snap over 1200 pictures of speeding vehicles. Now they failed to say about the amount of accidents these flashing cameras have caused. They have a very bright flash , people are mashing the brake and getting rear ended.
AS well as the city of scottsdael was upset that the program went way over budget so I am thinking that they are looking to recoup that money and then some. I am not really with the idea of the camera thing, I think a plate cover is in my future. Fair enough if I get pulled over by a officer but the camera thing bugges me.
I have a buddy that got his picture taken with thw mobil van speed trap. And they matched his face to his DMV picture. I thought that was BS until he told me that his plate had falled off his sporty a week ago and the date on the picture was after that!!! Maybe a full face is a good investment!!!
SOOOO what do others think about the cameras??
HDWRENCH said:...people are mashing the brake and getting rear ended....
After living in Illinois (toll road cameras) and riding around Indiana and Michigan quite a bit and understanding they have some cameras in use there, I use this stuff faithfully......on all my vehicles. And will continue to do so now that I'm back home in Texas because I understand they are talking about using 'em in the Dallas/FtWorth and Houston areas.Peacekeeper said:
Start at the back and work your way forward with the .22Cop_Stanger said:The red light cameras are a scam and it has been shown as such by more than a few studies. In order to make the numbers work for revenue to the vendor they have to shorten up the yellow light by a few seconds to "catch" a certain number of runners. It has been shown that if the yellow is lengthened by a few seconds red light running decreases. Also there is a tradeoff in accidents, instead of t'bone accidents from running reds you'll get an increase of rear enders from people that are behind the red light stopper. I've read studies that show an increase in the accident rate at red light camera sites from this problem.
If people are so worried about being safe and are willing to have cameras recording their every move they deserve to be caught by these Orwellian schemes. I like what I've been reading about Britian, they have speed cameras and then have to have cameras watching the speed cameras due to vandalism and now the cameras that watch the speed cameras are being vandalised so they are starting to install a 3rd set of cameras to watch the second set, due to vandalism. :thumbsup: