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Something Different.... Red Light Cameras Lose!

In Houston TX the 4th largest city, the people voted out the red light cameras.
Does your city have them and how do you feel about them?

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Asked by itsmesteph11 at 9:13 AM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes, we have them. I don't mind them.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 9:15 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Do u run red lights often?

    Answer by LuvMyMedic3ID at 9:17 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Do u run red lights often?

    Better question - does your teenage kid run red lights often while driving your car registered in your name? The inherent flaw in those systems is they cannot prove who is driving the car, so the owner is automatically at fault.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:20 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I don't mind them.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:33 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I don't have a problem with them.

    Answer by agentwanda at 9:37 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I don't know that they actually accomplish their stated intent (to cut down on accidents at intersections where they are installed). I have heard that the cameras cut down on larger more serious accidents but that the intersections where they are installed see a rise in less serious rear end accidents (that sounds funny - sorry - having a juvenile moment).

    They are really just a revenue creator for the city.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:56 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • We do. I don't like them. They can't prove who is driving, they actually cause accidents because people stop short, and there is too much of a chance of a conflict of interest if the companies who install the systems get paid per catching drivers.

    Answer by DEpley at 9:56 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I don't have a problem with them. I don't run red light, and I'd sure hate to get in an accident because someone else did. We've only had them here a short time, but just from casual observation, they have worked. They are a money maker for the town. The company installed them free. They get a part, the town gets a part. I'd much rather that the law breakers add to the coffers than having my taxes raised. If my teenager, or anyone else using my car, ran a red light, I'd want to know about, and believe me, they would pay the fine! Parents of teenagers that I've talked to think it's a great idea. One said she would much rather pay a fine than pay for her child's funeral.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:26 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I always abide red lights so they don't bother me, plus if it helps build revenue. My state is in dire need of money.

    Answer by parrishsky at 10:32 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • We have them, we feel they are unconstitutional, we want to take a vote. I know there has been a few groups trying the get signatures so we can have it up for a vote, but I don't think it has gotten anywhere yet.

    Answer by salexander at 10:44 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

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