Red light camera in Yonkers looks like a strobe the whole time the light is yellow.
Good luck to them!
NYC ... not a setup, just business as usual. The Chicago “pay to play” is morphing into “pay to exist”.
They need to do what the Brits do. They “set them alight, with a petrol-soaked tyre.”
In a study cited by the Washington Times, increasing the length of a yellow light by one second reduced red light violations by up to 80%.
For safety, get rid of the damn cameras and increase the length of the yellow. For more government revenue, add more cameras and decrease the length of the yellow.
New York made its contemptible choice.
Over ten years ago, I got ticketed for running a red light in NYC. I went back and timed the light at 2.5 seconds, went to traffic court. The judge asked the policeman if he had checked the light. Yessir, 5 seconds, sir. Guilty.
The citizen is assumed to be lying.
It just occurred to me that a cell phone would serve as evidence that the light is fast, if you could calibrate it down to tenths of a second.
In Pennsylvania, the traffic laws clearly state that the traffic light must be set up in accordance with the engineering study for that specific intersection. I beat one in court by taking in the DOT traffic study showing the light was not set up correctly.
Actually, they are revenue enhancement tools regardless of how long the yellow is.
A while back, I got a $40 ticket from a camera for “speeding” in a Maryland construction zone. It was raining and no construction work was being done that day so no workers were present. It pissed me off that they would hand out tickets when worker safety was not an issue. I live in Virginia and go into Maryland a couple of days a week. Since Maryland has a $0.21 per gallon gas tax, I decided that I would no longer - under any circumstances - buy gas in Maryland. I now make sure to fill up every time before leaving Virginia. I figure it has cost Maryland over $200 in taxes at this point. I hope they’re happy.