Proposed Traffic Camera Ban

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    Feb 26, 2015 11:36 PM GMT
    Go for it.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2015/02/26/us-congressman-federal-ban-traffic-cameras/

    Hope you prevail
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    Feb 26, 2015 11:57 PM GMT
    I see no reason this can't be handled at the state level or below. Unfortunate mentality to look to the federal government first.
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    Feb 27, 2015 12:14 AM GMT
    The Constitutional questions make this a Federal issue IMO.

    I agree that these cameras, especially red light cameras, are strictly revenue-generators and have little to do with driver compliance and safety.

    Keep in mind that half the revenue generated by these things goes to the company that manages them. Here in California, most of the cameras are managed by a company in Phoenix.
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    Feb 27, 2015 12:28 AM GMT
    A Democrat. Well, that makes sense. Not a Republican dancing to the lobbyists' money to install these things.

    Who's more interested in preserving individual freedoms and rights as guaranteed under the Constitution, rather than establishing a repressive Fascist police state as Republicans wish. Despite all the false Republican rhetoric to the contrary, to mislead & confuse voters.

    It's the Republicans who want to impose a repressive Big Brother police state on us, not Democrats. And traffic cameras are just one more Republican encroachment on our rights, in this case to make more money from ordinary working class people.
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    Feb 27, 2015 1:28 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidI see no reason this can't be handled at the state level or below. Unfortunate mentality to look to the federal government first.

    A further point. I don't like these cameras and would like to see them banned, but traffic enforcement has been a local issue and I don't like the precedent of the federal government getting involved where they don't need to.

    Probably not necessary to comment because most people know the "mentality" of others, but to try and make everything into a Republicans bad, Democrats good is so simple minded, suggests diminished mental capacity.
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    Feb 27, 2015 5:19 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    socalfitness saidI see no reason this can't be handled at the state level or below. Unfortunate mentality to look to the federal government first.

    A further point. I don't like these cameras and would like to see them banned, but traffic enforcement has been a local issue and I don't like the precedent of the federal government getting involved where they don't need to.

    Probably not necessary to comment because most people know the "mentality" of others, but to try and make everything into a Republicans bad, Democrats good is so simple minded, suggests diminished mental capacity.


    No question ... dementia.

    But yeah, at least I was fair enough to give credit where credit was due .... sorta like the state of Arizona when Big Sis-D put the cameras in and Jan Brewer-R took them out.

    Personally, I like to see the support in both parties to ban the damn things.