While I don't like cameras; they come in handy for those who aren't following the driving laws. These laws are in place for a reason. So, it only makes sense that you should follow these laws at all times.
My mom got a speeding ticket from one of the traffic camera's and she was mad about it. But whose fault was it?? Her's, she was the one speeding. The cameras are there for safety reasons just like the driving laws.
I can't tell you how many times we have seen accidents, or nearly been in one ourselves because people don't know the rules for driving. Pay attention and follow the driving laws and you have nothing to worry about.
Someone turning on a red light almost cost my hubby his life. Instead he walks around with bulging discs (4 to be exact) and steel plates in his neck. He's in constant pain.
I don't agree that they invade privacy in any way it is a public road. If someone does a hit and run on that intersection then they are caught regaurdless. and as far as they owner of the car getting the fine if you can prove you weren't driving the car and know who was then you can fight it.
we don't have any in our town but there are some in surrounding counties. There have been several bad wrecks and it showed that one person had run the red light and it was caught on tape. Never gotten a ticket from one
We have them in town and at least one of the burbs. They don't bother me; it's just one of many times you're caught on camera each day. Every store has them inside - and in the parking lot. These days, there's a pretty good chance your workplace has them. Hotels, buses, subways... the list goes on.
The part that gets me is pics/video are always terrible! If you've ever watched TruTv, the vids are always so grainy and out of focus, you wouldn't recognize your own mother in them. My dad's 8mm cam from the 60s makes better vids!
We don't have any where I live, but there are plenty in the town where I work. Not sure I've ever really thought about how I feel about them. I kind of just view them as a deal with it situation. Nobody asked me if I wanted them up and nobody is going to ask me to take them down. It doesn't really affect how I drive.
Do you have any Red Light Cameras in your town? Have you received a ticket for any violation generated by a Red Light Camera? Should Red Light Cameras be found unconstitutional?
Actually, this is a good question. This was something I was having a discussion about recently--privacy. I do think it's a violation of people's privacy to be able to see inside their vehicles. Your car is like your home. You should be able to be comfortable in their without having these kinds of worries. Don't get me wrong, I'm serious when it comes to safe driving. I'm 22 and drive like an over-cautious granny. I get that from my dad though and it makes me a more aware driver so I'm fine with it.
I totally understand that speeding is dangerous, driving too slow is dangerous, drinking or TEXTING (dumb!) is dangerous and yes, these things should be looked out for. However, it's going too far when cameras can see in your car. I don't want photos or myself in my car or my children. This upsets me a lot because I tend to get... really comfortable in the car. I hike my legs up with my dresses on. I don't care. Nobody can see in there. Of course, I fix myself when we're at a redlight, but a car should be private not public. We have a lot of fun with our weekly mini road trips and now, I can't even enjoy it. It's not like we have sex while driving, but I love my travel vibes and enjoying them while he drives. Now, we have to lookout for stupid cameras.
My opinion is if cameras are a must, they should NOT be able to see inside your car. I feel the same about that airport crap. Good thing I don't ever plan on flying! I don't want my privacy invaded and violated any more than it already has been in my life.