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The story of the Colorado man who got fined $50 for using a device to change traffic lights on his way to work from red to green has made its way around the internet already. As much fun as it is to read about the man’s eventual capture after two years of playing god in traffic, it’s more fun to watch this CNN video of townspeople pissed off that the guy got off virtually scott free. Hilarity also ensues watching the authorities explain how after fielding two years of complaints about an unexplicably long red light at this particular intersection they finally went to the tapes and noticed a reoccurring Ford Ranger pickup that never got caught… by the light, that is.
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      • 9 Years Ago
      #7 That was a good call on #4's comment.
      As far as the Colorado man goes, what can I say?..he had a great two year run with that device. Now he has to wait like the rest of us.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Does any know where I can get one of those gadgets?
      • 9 Years Ago
      gah i hate people that abuse stuff like that, i have one on my truck...but i am a firefighter and have actually never used it because well they only have one traffic light compatible with it within a 30 mi radius, and i only have it because it came with the rest of my strobe package, but what i hate is police officers that abuse them, i was sitting in traffic here at school in raleigh for like 5 min one night finally i see the other direction's light turn yellow..here comes a cop and i see the flash and it turns back green for him..asshole he wasnt in pursuit of anything, just usual lazyass cops
      • 9 Years Ago
      #5...cops around here are notorious for abusing their powers. Today alone I saw five cops use their lights just to get through an intersection. One of them was from another city. I understand a lot of cops from the neighboring city of Dearborn Heights go through Dearborn because its quicker to get to certain sections then go around. But what makes me mad is I see a lot of those cops use their lights to get through intersections or around large groupings of cars.

      But that guy deserves more than a $50 fine. Thats ridiculous...
      • 9 Years Ago
      ya just mad cause ya think of it first

      ***** Unencrypted transmission WTF,
      How many times does security need to be enforced
      *****
      Image if he was using the device and GREEN LIGHT to all traffic

      ***** Unencrypted transmission WTF,
      How many times does security need to be enforced
      *****

      • 9 Years Ago
      #14, thanks for proving the old adage about assuming. Here, though, the adage would end more appropriately with "you and you" instead of "you and me".

      Here's what very frequently happens: cop gets dispatched to a call requiring him to "go code", which means get there ASAP. He goes through a traffic signal/intersection with lights and siren. Shortly thereafter, the call is canceled. He therefore starts driving normally.

      This happens all the time in every jurisdiction.

      • 9 Years Ago
      Meh. They're just pissed that they didn't think of it first.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I suppose the punishment this guy got was in line with how the law defines his crime. I would assume that the law will be much tougher for the next person who tries that in the town.

      You want to be outraged, here in San Jose last year, a 78 year old woman "lost control" of her car (hit the gas instead of the brakes) ran onto the curb and ran over a nanny and a baby in a stroller. The baby was killed and the nanny injured. Her punishment was 2 weeks probation and she kept her driver's license.

      Seems a $50 fine for screwing around with a traffic signal and inconveniencing a bunch of people seems like cruel and unusual punishment in comparison.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #4: You're obviously a Democrat.

      always getting the shaft, making things political when they're not, the man holding you back, etc.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Another hard-hitting expose by the liberal media.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #7 You're obviously an asshole.

      Butting in when you're not asked, making smart quips when it's anonymous, trying to make caring about others sound weak.

      Make that a Republican asshole.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #12 The cops aren't responding to shit when they turn their lights on to go through an intersection, speed up to 70 miles an hour, then slow down and continue driving at the speed limit for 3 miles.
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