The city of Hagerstown will have its first red light cameras active soon.
School zone, speed and now red lights.
“Well they needed to do something,” said Bill McNamee, Hagerstown resident.
Starting February, the city of Hagerstown will have active red light cameras at two intersections of Potomac Street at Wilson Boulevard and Virginia Avenue at Burhans Boulevard.
“I hope it will be safer,” said McNamee
Hagerstown Police Chief Victor Brito talks about red light cameras
heraldmediamail.com (Maryland), Jan. 23, 2018
City of Knoxville: Red light cameras operating normally at intersection
Local8Now.com (Tennessee), Jan. 18, 2018
Even if drivers don’t feel like they have enough time to get through a big intersection, the city of Knoxville engineers who manage those traffic lights and red light cameras say it’s a reasonable, standardized amount of time.
Speed cameras for Roosevelt Blvd. face hard road in Pa. legislature
Philly.com (Pennsylvania), Jan. 25, 2018
Philadelphia planners hope speed cameras will play a significant role in the city’s effort to make streets safer, but first, the technology needs to be legalized.
The path to legalization might be a rough one.
School, transportation administrators back bus camera bill
WHEC (New York), Jan. 20, 2018
State lawmakers could soon give schools new weapons to stop drivers from illegally passing stopped school buses.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed new state budget includes a provision to raise fines for passing a stopped school bus and to let school systems install “stop arm” cameras on school buses. The cameras would start recording when a bus stops and its red lights begin flashing.
What’s wrong with red-light cameras?
Bradenton.com (Florida), Jan. 19, 2018
I am sick and tired of people thinking that getting caught committing a crime is an invasion of their privacy. Traffic light cameras are no different than any other security camera that guard and protect our safety every time we go to a bank, shopping center, convenience store, pumping gas or drive into their parking lots.
Letters: Red-light runners endanger other drivers
Palm Beach Post (Florida), Jan. 20, 2018
For anyone who thinks red-light running is a constitutional right, I suggest you search for the video, “Florida’s worst red light runners 2017.” You’ll be shocked and appalled by what these maniacs try to get away with when not challenged with the high possibility of fines and jail time.
Time again to discuss a traffic camera ban, and why it’s a dumb move
East Valley Tribune (Arizona), Jan. 28, 2018
They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Add to that the Arizona Legislature’s annual push to ban red light and traffic speed cameras.
Every legislative session, there’s another version of this ban. Previous efforts have yanked the cameras from state highways and made mailed photo radar tickets essentially worthless paper. Still, the annual ban efforts keep coming. And every year, the sponsoring lawmakers repeat the same rationales. I can recite the anti-camera arguments from memory. Mostly because, once upon a time, I used to make those same arguments myself.
Until I changed my mind about photo traffic enforcement. For one simple reason: Photo traffic enforcement works
When will Staten Island drivers learn to slow down?
SILive.com (New York), Jan. 25, 2018
We had another horrific accident here the other day. A car went out of control on Henderson Avenue near Lois Place in Randall Manor, crashed into a tree and was split in two.
A 20-year-old passenger was ejected from the car and may lose his legs. The driver was also injured.
Surveillance video of the crash is pretty tough to watch. The car fairly explodes when it hits the tree. It looks like a movie special effect.