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    Video: Nevada now allowing motorcycles to run red lights legally
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    As of next Tuesday, October 1, motorcyclists, cyclists, moped and tri-wheel riders in Nevada will be legally allowed to run red lights under one condition: there is no other traffic around, and they have waited at the light through two red-light cycles. When light sensors under the road don't ...

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    Report: China starts ticketing motorists running yellow lights
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    First installed in London by a railway engineer in 1868, traffic lights are used in just about every city on the planet today. In the most basic sense, drivers have learned that red means stop, green light means go and that yellow indicates that caution is due as the signal is in the process of ...

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    Video: Red light-runner launched into airborne pirouette
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    The image above is the aftermath of what happened at an intersection in Roselle Park, New Jersey. The driver of the dark, mangled car in the lower left ran the red light, hit a car in crossing traffic, was shunted into the ramped concrete divider and launched into an airborne 360 and a light ...

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    Report: MIT working on algorithm to predict red light runners
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    Math geeks seem to think that complex algorithms can fix just about everything, and when it comes to red light runners, the geeks might be right. The Los Angeles Times reports that MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that can determine whether a driver will run a red light within ...

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    Video: Red light-runner has ill-advised change of heart
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    We've all done it before. The light is red, but you're turning right, so you stop and then proceed as soon as traffic clears. But then, just as you've committed, you spot a Crown Victoria, and your mind starts to race. Was there a no turn on red sign back there? Is that a cop? Oh snap, there goes ...

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    Report: Illinois considers letting bikers ride through red lights [w/poll]
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    If you've ever ridden on two wheels, the following scenario might sound familiar: You pull up to a red light on your motorbike, scooter, bicycle, what-have-you, and you wait for it to change. And you wait, and wait and wait. The problem is likely that your wheels haven't triggered the sensor ...

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    Study: Traffic lights should respond to cars, not other way around
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    Anyone who's sat at a red light for minutes on end in the middle of the night when there's no cross traffic can cheer on science for proving what we already knew: lights that adapt to the flow of traffic, instead of dictating the flow of traffic, can improve the flow of traffic. A team of ...

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    Study: Drivers in right-hand lanes tend to speed through yellow lights, left-laners do not
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    It seems most studies of amber lights focus on whether cities are using them to gather revenue. The theory – and let's face it, sometimes the fact – is that the light time is so short that drivers end up tripping the red light camera and getting a fine. Conversely, a new study by the ...

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    Arizona to abandon 'groundbreaking' speed camera program?
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    Speed cameras are at best a dubious safety enhancement sold on the premise of slowing traffic, while the more important proposition is often the promise of the revenue they can generate. Arizona residents have mostly cut through the bovine feculence around the state's big camera deployment ...

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    NYPD arrests couple for stealing traffic cams w/cherry picker
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    One of the more controversial developments in traffic safety enforcement in recent years has been the deployment of automated speed and red-light cameras, which use radar sensors to nab alleged scofflaws and ticket them via mail. According to the NYPD, pair of thieves allegedly spent the better ...

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    Houston study lauds red light cameras despite uptick in accidents
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    We all know we shouldn't mess with Texas. And Houston, Texans shouldn't mess around with statistics, because the folks running the show are going to come to any conclusions they want no matter what the statistics say. This is the easy part: a study of red light cameras in the city shows that ...

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    Irony: Red light cameras a safety impediment
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    Red light cameras are nothing more than a surreptitious tax. Oh sure, they're sold to municipalities as a safety benefit, but what else would you say if you wanted to be paid to install, administrate, and monitor your little ticket-writing bots? The cities and towns that put the cameras greedily ...

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    They do it different in Texas: Speed cameras banned statewide
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    Finally, someone's fighting back against the fleecing of the general populace. Famous for liking things big, Texas lawmakers have laid the smackdown on red light and speed cameras in a large manner. HB.922 states "A municipality may not implement or operate an automated traffic control system with ...

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    Townsfolk react to red light rigger on video
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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 ...

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    Man fined $50 for using device faster than the speed of light(s)
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    Sister site Engadet has posted a report of a man busted for using an Opticon, a device used by public safety like firefighters, to change streetlights to his advantage. He continued to do so for two years until the Boys (and gals) in Blue noticed the pattern and tracked him down. The man, ...

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    Minneapolis judge orders 'lights out' for traffic signal cameras
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    A Minneapolis, Minnesota area judge has given red-light cameras a taste of their own medicine. Hennepin County District Judge Mark Wernick has put the red light on the county's automated traffic signal cameras installed this past July. The judge found legal fault with the county’s ...

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