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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2017, 10:22 PM
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I read that if you get a "camera ticket" take it to court. We all have a right to face our accuser. A camera just takes a photo and can't be an accuser. I can't remember all of the legalese in the article but it seems that if you go to court you will get off. Maybe I Am all wrong on this one. Does anyone else have any input on this?
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I read that if you get a "camera ticket" take it to court. We all have a right to face our accuser. A camera just takes a photo and can't be an accuser. I can't remember all of the legalese in the article but it seems that if you go to court you will get off. Maybe I Am all wrong on this one. Does anyone else have any input on this?
Anchorage went through this bullchit 10o years ago.... so many of them got thrown out and there were so many complaints, they finally just took them all down and dropped the program...

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In an ideal world, that could possibly be true. But in reality, a huge portion of the operating budget for small towns and municipalities comes from tickets and fines. They view their police force as A REVENUE GENERATOR. Unless those basic budgeting issues are addressed, there will always be an incentive to find a way to charge citizens for something.
ONLY if they break the law. If no one speeds or runs through red lights, there's no pictures taken and no tickets. You can cry "It's just a money maker..." all you want. But if people obeyed the laws, they would not be money makers

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Here in NJ, they finally stopped the red light cameras due to the large increase in rear end collisions. And, the ensuing complaints from citizens and the insurance lobbies. Instead of people slowing to carefully cross when the light went yellow, they'd mash on their brakes. There were intersections where if you were doing the SPEED LIMIT, and entered the intersection at the moment the light turned yellow, you could not make it through before it turned red. Bingo! Picture and ticket. Plus, as NJ would normally give a driver 3 points (plus fine) for running a red light, these tickets were only a FINE. The camera systems started in the poorest cities in the state (Newark, Trenton, Camden, Patterson), and were INDEED begun as a revenue generator. Other municipalities, after seeing it worked (made money) soon followed suit. So yes, in a perfect world no one would break the law. Including local politicians who set up a rigged (house always wins) system.
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I heard of a couple of cities that had to quit doing this because of lawsuits. The reasons for the lawsuits???? Guys were in the car, when the picture was taken of the offense, mailed to their house, and the lady in the car with them was NOT their wife!!!!

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