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Matthew June 10, 2014 at 09:28 AM
Nice post Tom! Also, as is the case with red light cameras and breathalyzers, the technology isRead Moreitse lf has it's inaccuracies. There have been many tests with radar guns indicating that they are most accurate in isolate/rural type settings with nothing else around, and have even recorded fixed objects such as buildings and bridges to be moving? The National Motorist Association has a website with a great deal of referenced studies and research. Yes, these laws may be well intentioned by a "few" and driven by profit by others(politicians and private companies) however as you said spending more time and money on highway engineering, signage, traffic light synchronization and controlling "aggressive" drivers would better serve the community. Ya gotta figure that legislators who voted to make it a crime to not wear a seat belt when they allow motorcyclists to ride without helmets are not very bright!!!!
policeshld June 13, 2014 at 04:18 PM
Unfortunately, both of the comments are laced with speeders already. The problem is that there isRead Moreno t enough traffic enforcement now. Speeding is a problem just waiting to happen. It causes more accidents than you think. And when it does cause an accident, it is very serious. Red light cameras are also helpful to stop violators. If you don't want a ticket, obey the law. I-95 through Philadelphia and Bucks County is like an International Speedway. People will speed no matter what the speed limit is. They raised the speed limit on the PA Turnpike and people still speed 15-20 mph above it. If you are violating the traffic laws, then you are an aggressive driver, period. Give the locals radar and see how many drivers reduced their speeding.
Thomas A. McCarey June 13, 2014 at 04:38 PM
For Police Shield: Spoken like a true believer of the government propaganda. How ablut this: Proof Read Morefrom England: speed cameras increase accidents, injuries, and deaths: the UK government's safety claims do not stand up under honest statistical scrutiny (http://thenewspaper.com/news/44/4433.asp). Camera enforcement in Pennsylvania must be banned immediately. Pro-camera studies fail to account for the statistical phenomenon known as regression to the mean. Speed cameras are often installed in locations that have experienced an unusually high number of collisions. Even without taking any corrective steps, accidents will likely fall back to the average or mean number of collisions. In fact, you are safer on the highway without photo RADAR and red light ticket cameras. Yet the people who profit from photo traffic enforcement, the politicians, the auto insurers, the camera makers and their army of lobbyists, the police and the courts, claim big reductions in accidents even as the Philadelphia Police Department reports an increase in accidents at every camera-controlled intersection. Corporate profits and government spending are more important to these people than the lives of motorists. Over 40 independent studies show that camera enforcement for profit increases accidents, injuries and deaths (www.bhspi.org). It is time we confront the promoters of these fraudulent devices and vote them out of office. Thank you. Sincerely, Tom McCarey Berwyn, PA 19312 610 687 7607 tom_mccarey@runbox.com
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