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Old 12-28-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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Ever Get Caught By a Red Light Camera?

Well, worry no more if you are a South Dakota resident. EDITORIAL: South Dakota won't let Iowa speed cameras pick Dakotans' pockets - Washington Times
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FYI - my Avast antivirus tagged that site as a malware infection.
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Won't be going there then, Thanks guys and/or gals.
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Really? I have been there numerous times just to check and my Avast doesn't pick anything up. Anyway here is the article.

"The speed trap is as old as the automobile. Small-town sheriffs once armed themselves with stopwatches to run down — sometimes, on foot — “reckless automobilists” racing their Tin Lizzies down the streets over the 12 mile-per-hour speed limit.
The idea then and now is to target someone who’s “not from around here.” Nonresidents can’t vote, which makes them fair game for a shakedown. It wasn’t until last week that someone came up with a solution to this century-old problem.
Dennis Daugaard, governor of South Dakota, grew weary of constituents complaining about the robotic revenue cameras positioned on Interstate 29 just over the border in northwestern Iowa. South Dakotans driving at the 65 mph speed limit could easily miss the sign that abruptly sets the speed limit in Sioux City at 55 mph. Motorists would soon see a bright flash in the rearview mirror. A bill for $168 would follow in the mail.
But no more. Mr. Daugaard signed a bill into law last week prohibiting the South Dakota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from participating in this extortion racket. Once the statute takes effect, Sioux City — and any other city in the nation — will remain free to snap as many photographs of South Dakota license plates as it pleases, but when the private contractor operating the revenue camera submits a South Dakota license plate number to the South Dakota DMV, asking for the name and address of its owner, the DMV is instructed to say, “Take a hike.”
Without a current name and mailing address, the photographs are suitable only for the contractor’s photographic album of melancholy memories. The photographs return no money. The South Dakota solution is elegant in its simplicity and respect for a state’s rights. South Dakota isn’t telling Iowa, or any other state in the nation, how to run its business, but South Dakota is within its rights not to participate in a corrupt scheme.
The extent of the corruption was revealed last year when the former executive vice president of Redflex, Sioux City’s revenue-camera contractor, admitted that he bribed local officials in a dozen states, including Virginia, to persuade them to install the cameras.
Dennis Daugaard, governor of South Dakota, grew weary of constituents complaining about the robotic revenue cameras positioned on Interstate 29 just over the border in northwestern Iowa. South Dakotans driving at the 65 mph speed limit could easily miss the sign that abruptly sets the speed limit in Sioux City at 55 mph. Motorists would soon see a bright flash in the rearview mirror. A bill for $168 would follow in the mail.
But no more. Mr. Daugaard signed a bill into law last week prohibiting the South Dakota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from participating in this extortion racket. Once the statute takes effect, Sioux City — and any other city in the nation — will remain free to snap as many photographs of South Dakota license plates as it pleases, but when the private contractor operating the revenue camera submits a South Dakota license plate number to the South Dakota DMV, asking for the name and address of its owner, the DMV is instructed to say, “Take a hike.”
Without a current name and mailing address, the photographs are suitable only for the contractor’s photographic album of melancholy memories. The photographs return no money. The South Dakota solution is elegant in its simplicity and respect for a state’s rights. South Dakota isn’t telling Iowa, or any other state in the nation, how to run its business, but South Dakota is within its rights not to participate in a corrupt scheme.
The extent of the corruption was revealed last year when the former executive vice president of Redflex, Sioux City’s revenue-camera contractor, admitted that he bribed local officials in a dozen states, including Virginia, to persuade them to install the cameras.
Dennis Daugaard, governor of South Dakota, grew weary of constituents complaining about the robotic revenue cameras positioned on Interstate 29 just over the border in northwestern Iowa. South Dakotans driving at the 65 mph speed limit could easily miss the sign that abruptly sets the speed limit in Sioux City at 55 mph. Motorists would soon see a bright flash in the rearview mirror. A bill for $168 would follow in the mail.
But no more. Mr. Daugaard signed a bill into law last week prohibiting the South Dakota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from participating in this extortion racket. Once the statute takes effect, Sioux City — and any other city in the nation — will remain free to snap as many photographs of South Dakota license plates as it pleases, but when the private contractor operating the revenue camera submits a South Dakota license plate number to the South Dakota DMV, asking for the name and address of its owner, the DMV is instructed to say, “Take a hike.”
Without a current name and mailing address, the photographs are suitable only for the contractor’s photographic album of melancholy memories. The photographs return no money. The South Dakota solution is elegant in its simplicity and respect for a state’s rights. South Dakota isn’t telling Iowa, or any other state in the nation, how to run its business, but South Dakota is within its rights not to participate in a corrupt scheme.
The extent of the corruption was revealed last year when the former executive vice president of Redflex, Sioux City’s revenue-camera contractor, admitted that he bribed local officials in a dozen states, including Virginia, to persuade them to install the cameras."
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Well I see at least one thing wrong with the site...site...site.
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Many cities in the So Cal area including San Diego, Poway, and more, have discontinued the use of those Red light cameras. I forgot the reasoning but, they just decided it was time for them to go. This was a while back, around 6 months to a year or so.
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I got caught going 1.8 mph over the speed limit by a radar/camera on the causeway going over to Venice, Italy.

I found out about it when Hertz charged my Visa $45 service charge for telling the City of Venice my name and address.

Almost a year later, I got a $185 bill. They demanded a wire transfer to their checking account in Euros. I found that there are online bill payment services in other currencies.

Worst thing about it is that the trip was still worth the cost of the ticket.
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I think I would have waited before I paid and see if they would extradite for 1.8 MPH over the limit.
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Dothan Alabama. Every stop light has camera's on them
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Florida is presently debating the camera issue and its effect on the public.
Speedometer accuracy must be within 5%, with all factory-installed equipment and accessories. Take into account a change of tire size and other aftermarket changes, and 1.8 MPH difference is not unusual.
Many years ago, a friend was driving onto Ft. Ben Harrison, IN enroute to his duty station. MP pulled him over and issued a ticket for 1 MPH over speed limit. When you receive a violation summons on Federal property you are ticketed into a Federal Court. He appeared instead of paying the ticked, pleaded not guilty, and the judge agreed, saying speedometers are not calibrated that close, citing his personal speedometer was marked in 5 MPH divisions, to guess closer was exactly- that a guess. He was found not guilty and the judge instructed the base MP's to improve their training standards.
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Pretty sure I got my picture taken by a speed camera in Phoenix, I saw the flash. They have lots of them there. Speed dropped from 45mph to 25mph with no notice in a school zone. I was probably going about 35mph because of traffic. I was expecting a ticket in the mail but it never came, lucky me.
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Pretty sure I got my picture taken by a speed camera in Phoenix, I saw the flash. They have lots of them there. Speed dropped from 45mph to 25mph with no notice in a school zone. I was probably going about 35mph because of traffic. I was expecting a ticket in the mail but it never came, lucky me.
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Well Sir, if I'm not mistaken, we were watching the news (from Phoenix) 'cause we live in Lake Havasu, and they just had a story on the Red Light cameras there. They were saying that, it's quite possible that, many folks "might" be receiving a REFUND from the red light cameras in that city due to the fact that, they (the cameras) are not that accurate and, some of the lights are not timed all the same. That is, some lights go amber and then, immediately red so, based on NORMAL timing for green, amber and red, many should have not been pictured by the cameras.

And, there was other reasons too. So, I'd maybe do some inquiring about this if you're interested. Good luck.
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