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States and cities making U-turn on despised red-light and speed cameras

Public hates them, insurance industry backs them, but the data are mixed

Public hates them, insurance industry backs them, but the data is mixed.

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New Orleans resident keeps getting speeding tickets for his parked car

It's happened 7 times in 10 years, with no fix in sight

Speed cameras have dipped below the surface of the news cycle, yet the programs often remain a nuisance. New Orleans resident Donald Schultz provides the latest example of municipal malfeasance: A speed camera has issued at least ten speeding citations since 2011 to the Nissan Frontier that Schultz parks in front of his house. A car doing more than the posted 35-mph limit triggers the camera, located in the median of Canal Boulevard, but the camera reads the stationary Frontier's license plate i

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Ditching red-light cameras increases fatalities 30 percent

So says an IIHS study that looked at 57 different cities.

The lives of the many outweigh the cost to your wallet.

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Study finds more accidents after red-light cameras installed

One Big Florida City Will Consider Getting Rid Of Cameras In Wake Of Findings

In the same week a federal jury convicted a Chicago transportation official of taking bribes from a leading red-light camera company, city council members in another American city said they felt duped by promises of improved safety.

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This new transportation bill affects every driver on the road

Here's A Look At Nine Key Provisions In The FAST Act That Impact Motorists

A transportation bill enacted last week isn't just another piece of legislation. It has far-reaching implications for everyone who drives a car.

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Man disables red light camera, posts how-to video

A man in New York was arrested this week after he posted videos instructing viewers on how to disable red-light cameras.

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Redflex CEO resigns as market for traffic cameras weakens

As US Cities Drop Camera Programs, Revenues Fall For US Company

After less than two years on the job, the chief executive officer of a leading traffic-enforcement equipment manufacturer is resigning amidst a time of financial turmoil.

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Shorter yellow lights in Chicago could mean more tickets, new mayor

A story on FiveThirtyEight suggests that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid for a second term could be derailed by the controversial red-light camera program there, with particularly short yellow-light times showering drivers with $100 citations.

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Court says police can't outsource red-light traffic ticket reviews

The Fourth District Court of Appeals rules that the system for determining citations issued for red light camera violations in Hollywood, FL goes against state statutes. Starting this week, drivers who decided to fight their tickets in court had their cases dismissed.

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Nation's largest red-light camera program delivers mixed safety results

Study Finds Cameras Decrease Some Accident Types, Increase Others

Red-light cameras may be ineffective at improving traffic safety, according to a new study from Texas A&M's Transportation Institute.

Public Opinion Swings Hard Against Traffic Cameras

Protesters rallied against speed cameras sunday in one Long Island county

Automated traffic enforcement cameras are falling out of favor across America. A Long Island anti-camera group was the latest to protest Sunday.

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Public opinion swings hard against traffic cameras

Protesters Rallied Against Speed Cameras Sunday In One Long Island County

On election night, Jason Sonenshein merely hoped an anti-traffic camera ballot initiative for which he had campaigned would squeak out a win.

Voters overwhelmingly reject traffic cameras on Election Day

Four Anti-Enforcement Ballot Measures Pass By Wide Margins

There's ongoing debate over the need for traffic cameras that aim to catch red-light runners and speeding motorists. Law enforcement officials say they promote safer driving. Critics say they're nothing more than a money grab.

Red-Light Camera Programs Decline; Speed Cameras Continue To Rise

Two traffic-camera trends on divergent paths

After two decades of continuous growth, the number of red-light camera programs is declining in the United States. The number peaked at 540 two years ago, according to records kept by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Today, there are 502 programs, a decrease of about seven percent.

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Red-light camera use declines as speed cameras continue to rise [w/video]

Two Traffic-Camera Trends On Divergent Paths

Over the past three years, the number of speed camera programs has grown from 115 to 140.

Ex-CEO Of Red-Light Camera Company Indicted On Corruption Charges

Feds allege Redflex executive bribed city officials in Chicago

A former chief executive officer of one of the world's largest makers of red-light traffic cameras was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, along with two city officials in Chicago.

Ex-CEO of red-light camera company indicted on corruption charges

Feds Allege Redflex Executive Bribed City Officials In Chicago

A former chief executive officer of one of the world's largest makers of red-light traffic cameras was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, along with two city officials in Chicago.

New Jersey May Shield Drivers From Other States' Red Light, Speed Cameras

Proposed bill finds early bipartisan support among lawmakers

New Jersey may soon prohibit other states from issuing traffic citations to its residents for alleged violations that were caught on speed or red-light cameras.

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FL man arrested for protesting red light cameras

A Florida man was placed under arrest on Saturday morning in the city of Apopka, for what local police are calling obstruction of an officer without violence and a "pedestrian violation." As this is Florida, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was something insane. Rather, he was protesting his fair city's use of red light cameras.

Red Light Camera Ticket Thrown Out

A technicality could cost the state a few million bucks

Red light cameras have become a popular traffic control tool across the country in the last few years, and as their use has grown so has pushback from motorists. A woman in San Francisco recently fought and had her red light ticket thrown out on a technicality.

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