Red Light/Speeding Camera's coming to Cedar Rapids

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by cytech, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2006
    6,382
    126
    63
    Hiawatha, Iowa
    Ratings:
    +147 / 8 / -0
  2. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    11,797
    415
    83
    Environmental Intern/Graduate Student
    Tyler, TX
    Ratings:
    +841 / 65 / -0
    Stop lights and 55 mph+ speed zones do not mix very well, IMO. I hate those kind of roads.

    And I hate red light/speeding cameras even more. That's what police officers are for.
     
  3. ISUboi12

    ISUboi12 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    1,926
    100
    63
    dsm
    Ratings:
    +101 / 0 / -0
    they catch jaywalkers on first ave?
     
  4. Enginerd

    Enginerd Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    3,185
    167
    63
    Ratings:
    +167 / 0 / -0
    They have them where I live. Trust me. They suck. they usually place them in areas where there is a sub-standard roadway design or condition ensuring the cameras pay for themselves.
     
  5. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    7,288
    224
    63
    compliance officer
    hiawatha, ia
    Ratings:
    +403 / 32 / -0
  6. balken

    balken Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    2,751
    324
    83
    Ratings:
    +324 / 0 / -0
  7. CloneState1028

    CloneState1028 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    3,273
    102
    63
    Ames, IA via Cedar Rapids
    Ratings:
    +102 / 0 / -0
    Wow. Those 55 mph zones absolutely suck too. Gotta watch my speed now for sure.
     
  8. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    13,109
    326
    83
    Material Engineer
    Maryland
    Ratings:
    +326 / 0 / -0
    Glad I don't live in CR anymore :no:
     
  9. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    8,782
    642
    113
    Portland, OR
    Ratings:
    +2,220 / 83 / -0
    I swear they changed the lights to garner more tickets from these on Hickman in Clive.
     
  10. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    8,782
    642
    113
    Portland, OR
    Ratings:
    +2,220 / 83 / -0
    Drivers Try an Anti-Photo Finish (washingtonpost.com)

    The Denver Police Department, at the behest of Fox News, conducted a road test two years ago and found that PhotoBlocker was effective, plate covers less so. Similar results were found by TV news programs in Great Britain, Australia and Sweden.
     
  11. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    8,782
    642
    113
    Portland, OR
    Ratings:
    +2,220 / 83 / -0
  12. CyLoboClone

    CyLoboClone Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    2,550
    82
    48
    Albuquerque
    Ratings:
    +83 / 0 / -0
    here in albuquerque, the photo enforced lights were found to have shorter yellow lights by up to 3 seconds shorter, thus causing more infractions and generating more money to the company. I know europe uses this stuff, and I agree that london should use cameras for arresting hoodlums, but this computer generated citation is BS.
     
  13. CyLoboClone

    CyLoboClone Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    2,550
    82
    48
    Albuquerque
    Ratings:
    +83 / 0 / -0
    Anyone in CR that can test and see how long the yellow at a camera enforced light is compared to a non camera intersection should try and let us know!

    I must say that going 6 over and downhill was my first red light camera infraction, and it ****** me off because I didnt know they were for speeding too.
     
  14. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    8,782
    642
    113
    Portland, OR
    Ratings:
    +2,220 / 83 / -0
    Yeah, a lot of instances where the yellow light time is manipulated to generate revenue.
     
  15. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    12,291
    539
    113
    Male
    Arlington, TX
    Ratings:
    +760 / 6 / -0
    I got busted by a red light camera for turning right on a red without fully coming to a stop. It was right after the light for my direction changed to red. I appealed and the officer let me off.

    I don't mind them. Red light running (and the accidents caused by it) are terrible around here. Not enough money to pay cops...
     
  16. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    16,309
    591
    113
    50131
    Ratings:
    +969 / 44 / -0
    As soon as the speed cameras go up in Des Moines (it's been approved), I will be removing my front license plate.
     
  17. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    27,268
    2,196
    113
    Male
    Advertising sales
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +6,764 / 187 / -0
    Theyre going to go forward with that? The idea of putting them on 235 pisses me off since the limits are set WAY too low on there. really theres not much reason it should drop below 65, now that we have more and wider lanes.
     
  18. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    8,615
    190
    63
    Beer Guy
    W. Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +190 / 0 / -0
    Where on 235 would they put them? It would have to be around downtown where the shoulders narrow and there isn't room to pull someone over.
     
  19. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    10,450
    332
    83
    Male
    IT
    Grimes, IA
    Ratings:
    +604 / 27 / -0
    The red light cams don't bother me, I've seen a few near accidents from people trying to beat the light that should have just stopped. But using those cams to catch speeders ticks me off. What I wonder is what kind of speed range will trigger a ticket? Right now the red light cams they have a bit of liency with what a red light is. If you are in the intersection when the light is yellow they let it go if it turns red but if you blow a stone cold red you get a ticket. Same with right on red, if you make a reasonable attempt to stop before turning right on red they let it go but if you just roll right through without stopping its a ticket. So what gets a ticket, 5mph over, 10, or just 1 or 2 over?

    What sucks even more that in this state of economy with budgets being cut you can bet that they aren't giving many warnings out for things anymore because a ticket is money they won't have in the funds and tickets costing around $80 or so add up quickly.
     
  20. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    27,268
    2,196
    113
    Male
    Advertising sales
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +6,764 / 187 / -0
    Yep. The traffic patrols (especially on 235) are there for 1. revenue generation and 2. public safety. In that order.
     

Share This Page