Skip to comments.Motorists File Class-Action Lawsuit Against NYC Over Red-Light Cameras
Posted on 12/04/2012 6:13:42 PM PST by george76
Red-light cameras are gaining popularity across the country. Now, New York City is being sued after it was accused of rigging the lights to catch more drivers and write more tickets.
Theyre gotcha cameras, mounted at intersections. Their photos catch and fine drivers running red lights. New York City first had them in 1998.
By federal law, drivers have to have enough time to get through a yellow light three seconds at the typical 30 mph intersection. Back in October, engineers at AAA New York discovered a problem. At some intersections with the cameras, the yellow lights were almost a half-second too fast.
Red-light violators who later had to pay up now say they feel set up. If youre timing them too short, then it just becomes a revenue enhancement tool and it erodes support for the program
(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...
You'll find plenty of "Law and Order" Republicans here on FR that will defend that practice.
Yes, I know.
I’m still shocked at the pics on that website. It looks Chernobyl-ish.
Sooner or later, the “cans” will get kicked down the road and the area (which apparently was very, very nice at one time) will be redeveloped.
“Im still shocked at the pics on that website. It looks Chernobyl-ish.”
Absolutely. Everyone knows the only way to fix it, and they’ll keep abortion legal and subsidized, artificial contraception in the high schools, and time limits on welfare to make it happen.
“Everyone knows the only way to fix it...”
Yes they do.
I’m still shocked at the condition of Asbury Park. Was it ever nice if/when you went there?
No; I’m just over 40, and it was already overrun by that point. I suspect it’s heyday was about 50 years ago.
Seems like a lot of things started their decent ~50 years ago. The biggest and most inpactful being our society.
I get all warm and fuzzy when I hear friends of mine (late 70’s y/o Korean War vets) make comments like: “I’m glad I’m on my way out.”
They agree too; the fall started in the 60’s.
Being from a large family, we missed the ascent; I was paying high school tuition before I ever went to college. I’m glad, otherwise I would think this sucks...
Oh wow...no free ride for you either.
I still think “this” sucks though.
“Oh wow...no free ride for you either. I still think this sucks though.”
I do, too, but I think it been much worse on my peers who were “only children” or who came from wealthier families (their expectations were higher). I graduated college in the early 90s, when the economy was bad (in a relative sense - now I know what a BAD economy looks like); I understood how Bush 1 lost because I remember all the recent graduates looking for work. I was working some full-time dead-end job I’d had through high school & college, and I didn’t really have debt (or even a car) so at least I could pay bills/have some money until I could find better work.
I could imagine how depressing this whole thing looks to older people who had it good until recently.
“...but I think it been much worse on my peers who were only children or who came from wealthier families (their expectations were higher).”
“I could imagine how depressing this whole thing looks to older people who had it good until recently.”
Right, but apparently, they voted for four more years of this sewage.
I also graduated from college without debt; Thank God! It’s nice not to have that ball and chain dragging...
“Right, but apparently, they voted for four more years of this sewage.”
I don’t know Obama did so well with old white people; while I think this country has changed for the worse, it has morphed into something unrecognizable to them.
“...it has morphed into something unrecognizable to them.”
Hell, I’m on the cusp of 40; I feel that this isn’t the country I grew up in.
The older folks must be/are lost. If it wasn’t for sheer survival, I’d almost like to be “lost”.
“Hell, Im on the cusp of 40; I feel that this isnt the country I grew up in.”
I hear you; just past 40 myself, and it is completely foreign to me. Thankfully rather than be in one of the places that resembles Holland, I’m in one that resembles Bogota (there are families and children and Christianity and a work ethic, just in another language).
“I hear you; just past 40 myself, and it is completely foreign to me.”
Sadly, we agree.
“...there are families and children and Christianity and a work ethic, just in another language.”
The Lord understands languages other than English. :)
Have a good Christmas and New Years!
Thanks; the same to you & yours!
You bet! :)
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