Thursday, February 11, 2010

RED LIGHT CAMERAS: IT FEELS WRONG

As I have written here many times before, I hate "right-on-red-after-no-stop-and-barely-looking-or-slowing-down".  Still, I don't think red light cameras are the answer.  States and Cities have done a lot to minimize the impact of RLC's (different fine, no mover, no points) but that is almost an acknowledgment that there is something stinky about them.  Maybe if the RLC's were simply used to send safety reminders to the owner of the car (Dad) it would help young people drive more safely throughout a lifetime.

Without getting into all the constitutional arguments about them, your friendly Basin disapproves.

5 Comments:

At 9:24 AM, February 12, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the good vandals when you need them? When I was younger, we would have accepted the challenge of taking one of them out........ nuff said, probly too much LOL Kids today play too many video games .

 
At 9:41 AM, February 12, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always wonder what the anti-govt. zealot would say about RLCs. On the one hand, while they are advertised as a safety measure, it's also no coincidence they generate a lot of ticket revenue for communities which they may see as feeding the beast. On the flip side, the RLCs aren't always maintained and operated by the police, but by private firms. So really it's privatization of a government service (traffic safety) which they should be for.

 
At 9:58 AM, February 12, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

0924,

I had this friend when I was in High School who owned St. Bernards.....but I digress....

TYFCB

 
At 9:59 AM, February 12, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

0941

I suspect the inchoate right to slide right as a civil liberty trumps the privatization lure.

TYFCB

 
At 2:03 PM, February 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we have lots of RLC in KC but they have given up as they are so behind viewing the film and don't have the manpower to continue

 

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