Oh No...Say It Ain't So....New stop light speed camera monitors 32 cars at a time

  • metta

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    Nov 08, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    New stop light speed camera monitors 32 cars at a time

    http://autos.sympatico.ca/auto-news/10108/new-speed-camera-targets-multiple-cars



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    Nov 08, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    Put a few of those on freeways and automatically send tickets to every driver who goes over 65, no more national debt!
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    Nov 08, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    lmao at those people in the red at the end. I assume that means they are getting ticketed?
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    Nov 08, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidPut a few of those on freeways and automatically send tickets to every driver who goes over 65, no more national debt!


    Where do you live? Our limits 70mph, lol. I actually do between 55 and 60 usually since my car likes it better and people see me and go around me better
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    Nov 08, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    just remember big brother is always watching
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    Nov 08, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    pulling the radar tracking technology out of fighter jets and putting it in speed cameras, probably to pay for the fighter jets lol. Genius these government types, I tell you.
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    Ariodante saidPut a few of those on freeways and automatically send tickets to every driver who goes over 65, no more national debt!


    Where do you live? Our limits 70mph, lol. I actually do between 55 and 60 usually since my car likes it better and people see me and go around me better


    California. A limited number of freeway stretches in some of the more desolate parts go up to 70, but they're few and far in between. The highway patrol in SoCal is nazi strict.
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    Fascism is alive and well
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    There are gps based iPhone apps that have red light and speed camera points loaded. Some of these are full featured navigation apps. Also, standalone gps devices can be loaded with these.
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidPut a few of those on freeways and automatically send tickets to every driver who goes over 65, no more national debt!
    Umm... In Great Britain, these cameras get vandalized...a lot. A tire would get lobbed over the "arm" the camera was mounted on, then filled with a volatile liquid and ignited. Poof. No more camera. I need to find a bookmark to this website that tracks this with witty comments.
    http://peakgainsystems.com/en/cordon.html

    As someone who has been struck by someone running a red light, I'm not against this enforcement. But, speed? Well...

    Anyone notice that a lot of those plates on the YouTube clip seem longer than the 7 digits found in the US. Those tags seem to be 8 characters. Europe?


    I would be more inclined to catch people violating the "slow traffic keep right except to pass law". Washington State would be able to fund free healthcare on that alone.


    A common symptom of traffic engineers keeping their thinking devices wedged between their buttocks is a strong reliance on traffic sensors at intersections to trigger signal cycles instead of deploying a wide-area system that would synchronize signals to improve traffic flow.

    Two ways to sense traffic present in a lane: Mount a video camera with a simple computer system that knows what a moving car looks like compared to an empty car lane. Or, cut into the pavement to install a loop of wire (inductive loop sensor) and have it not notice smaller vehicles such as motorcycles.

    The video camera system is more reliable and dramatically cheaper than the coil of wire buried in the pavement.

    There is more than one reason for a video camera to be mounted above your lane. Lane sense by video is more popular up in Washington State compared to California.

    Finally, I believe they have to mark an intersection as photo enforced in order for it to survive a court challenge in the US. But, I could be wrong.
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    Nov 09, 2011 7:04 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidThere are gps based iPhone apps that have red light and speed camera points loaded. Some of these are full featured navigation apps. Also, standalone gps devices can be loaded with these.


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    Nov 09, 2011 7:06 AM GMT
    RobertF64 said
    Ariodante saidPut a few of those on freeways and automatically send tickets to every driver who goes over 65, no more national debt!
    Umm... In Great Britain, these cameras get vandalized...a lot. A tire would get lobbed over the "arm" the camera was mounted on, then filled with a volatile liquid and ignited. Poof. No more camera. I need to find a bookmark to this website that tracks this with witty comments.
    http://peakgainsystems.com/en/cordon.html

    As someone who has been struck by someone running a red light, I'm not against this enforcement. But, speed? Well...

    Anyone notice that a lot of those plates on the YouTube clip seem longer than the 7 digits found in the US. Those tags seem to be 8 characters. Europe?


    I would be more inclined to catch people violating the "slow traffic keep right except to pass law". Washington State would be able to fund free healthcare on that alone.


    A common symptom of traffic engineers keeping their thinking devices wedged between their buttocks is a strong reliance on traffic sensors at intersections to trigger signal cycles instead of deploying a wide-area system that would synchronize signals to improve traffic flow.

    Two ways to sense traffic present in a lane: Mount a video camera with a simple computer system that knows what a moving car looks like compared to an empty car lane. Or, cut into the pavement to install a loop of wire (inductive loop sensor) and have it not notice smaller vehicles such as motorcycles.

    The video camera system is more reliable and dramatically cheaper than the coil of wire buried in the pavement.

    There is more than one reason for a video camera to be mounted above your lane. Lane sense by video is more popular up in Washington State compared to California.

    Finally, I believe they have to mark an intersection as photo enforced in order for it to survive a court challenge in the US. But, I could be wrong.


    Oh yes
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    Nov 09, 2011 8:05 AM GMT
    Yeah fancy having the nerve to do something like enforce the law -real bitch.
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    Nov 09, 2011 10:36 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidPut a few of those on freeways and automatically send tickets to every driver who goes over 65, no more national debt!


    Actually, Arizona interstates had that for years.. The area around my house had the highest concentration, too.
    Been turned off since January of this year.

    There's a reason Arizona has the nicest roads in the country... We write the most tickets(It would seem)!
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    Nov 09, 2011 11:23 AM GMT
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    Nov 09, 2011 11:28 AM GMT
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    Nov 09, 2011 11:32 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    RobertF64 saidI would be more inclined to catch people violating the "slow traffic keep right except to pass law". Washington State would be able to fund free healthcare on that alone.
    Oh god yes. I can't stand people who don't understand this and everyone in Washington does it.
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    South Florida is the worst.
    Another thing to catch people doing: Not accelerating when the light turns green. That should be against the law too.
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    Nov 09, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
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    Trollileo said
    RobertF64 saidI would be more inclined to catch people violating the "slow traffic keep right except to pass law". Washington State would be able to fund free healthcare on that alone.
    Oh god yes. I can't stand people who don't understand this and everyone in Washington does it.
    +infinity
    South Florida is the worst.
    Another thing to catch people doing: Not accelerating when the light turns green. That should be against the law too.


    Hehe. If we can do something about people driving with phones in one hand and people who come to a complete stop before turning on a green light or an uncontrolled intersection, i could drink more coffee in the morning before I hit the road.icon_evil.gif
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    Nov 09, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    RobertF64 saidI would be more inclined to catch people violating the "slow traffic keep right except to pass law". Washington State would be able to fund free healthcare on that alone.
    Oh god yes. I can't stand people who don't understand this and everyone in Washington does it.

    I think part of the problem is people get mentally stupid/selfish/lazy and want to hang out in the passing lane because they won't have to deal with entrance ramps and morons who have to slow down before taking an exit ramp.

    Then, there's the breathing brain donors who insist on protecting three car lengths of space between them and the vehicle in front of them. "Psst. Rambo. That Suburban next to you is about to jump into that space in front of you and hit the brakes. Oh, there he goes. *FLASH* Yup, Brake lights..."

    I had to give up my California license plates yesterday as the tags expired. Now that I'm one of the natives, I'm a bit concerned fhat flipping people off just won't have the same meaning... I can sense what they're thinking.
    "Oh, don'tja know he's just had too much Starbucks. Good 'ting it ain't rainin'..."

    Sigh.

    In other news... http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016713189_hovhero08m.html

    What is interesting is the HOV violator report line only gives cops a plate number to look out for and a location. Patrolmen still have to witness the violation. So, I don't have to worry about someone trying to make it expensive for not letting them cut in front of me by whipping out their phone and lying to the state. I'm from Cali. I support HOV lanes.
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    Nov 09, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier said
    Ariodante saidPut a few of those on freeways and automatically send tickets to every driver who goes over 65, no more national debt!


    Actually, Arizona interstates had that for years.. The area around my house had the highest concentration, too.
    Been turned off since January of this year.

    There's a reason Arizona has the nicest roads in the country... We write the most tickets(It would seem)!


    They used that money to balance the state budget, not for highway maintenance (although it didn't work because so many people just ignored the tickets).

    Those cameras were annoying because everyone knew where they were and they just slammed on the brakes whenever they approached one.
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    Nov 09, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    RobertF64 saidI would be more inclined to catch people violating the "slow traffic keep right except to pass law". Washington State would be able to fund free healthcare on that alone.
    Oh god yes. I can't stand people who don't understand this and everyone in Washington does it.


    Plus it’s the primary or one of the primary causes of road rage and deservedly so.
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    Nov 09, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    Having been the victim of an 'irresponsible' driver with a bit of time in hospital and corrective surgery (didn't actually correct much BTW), I am less inclined to have sympathy for speeders, drunk drivers, careless drivers of all kinds.

    On the other hand I am a supporter of things like privacy and rights.

    I can't think of a single technology that hasn't been abused either.

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    Nov 09, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    It was just in the news here last week that the Indiana state police are having those cameras installed in their patrol cars.

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    Nov 09, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    Albq. just voted theirs away; they will be removed within 40 days !! Yippie !!

    ...far too Orwellian 4 me . . .
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    Nov 09, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    Footage is probably from Russia or Ukraine or Belarus, guessing from the cyrillic script on at least one of the trucks.