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Old 07-15-09, 09:14 AM   #1
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The town of Schaumburg, Ill., had a red-light-camera problem. Sure, the installed system at a single intersection netted almost $1 million in tickets, but it also enraged residents and visitors.

We have first-hand experience with the intersection in question, which it turns out isnít even among Schaumburgís 10 most dangerous intersections. The intersection in question has a separate right-turn lane with its own signal. The red-light camera was snapping away at people who were turning right on red but hadnít come to a complete stop. Being ticketed for this benign traffic infraction riled pretty much everyone.

The city was smart enough to know that this was a sore spot and asked the monitoring company to not issue citations for that violation. That had to be done manually, though, and cost the company too much money.

The Schaumburg police studied traffic accidents at the intersection for a yearís time and found no significant accidents from running red lights before or after the cameras were installed. That was the final straw. Schaumburg didnít renew its contract for the cameras, and they were taken down yesterday.
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Old 07-15-09, 09:17 AM   #2
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Sweet! Yeah seriously...who comes to a COMPLETE stop when taking a right on red especially when there is no oncoming traffic?? Ridiculous....
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About time i was tired of being nervus.
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Old 07-15-09, 11:16 AM   #5
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These Red Light Cameras are just filling politically minded people's pockets. Their was an article about clout and how one of the major three red light companies knew an alderman from Chicago and it is rumored that kickbacks are involved as always.
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I know exactly where that is.
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These Red Light Cameras are just filling politically minded people's pockets. Their was an article about clout and how one of the major three red light companies knew an alderman from Chicago and it is rumored that kickbacks are involved as always.
I thought they where targeted for G35 Coupe drivers? Haha...
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I thought they where targeted for G35 Coupe drivers? Haha...
Are you saying what i think you are saying???
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Are you saying what i think you are saying???
Oh yes my friend, he is saying it

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I thought they where targeted for G35 Coupe drivers? Haha...
Haaaaa!!! Mike, I was thinking about that yesterday when this post emerged. The below was what got that person.

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Well I guess that's where MY $100 bucks went. I got caught by that camera. I was going to fight it until I saw not just the picture but the video. Sure as ****tt I blew right through it. But I think it was Brians fault, he was with me probably looking at some car going by and...I have to blame it on someone!


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Well I guess that's where MY $100 bucks went. I got caught by that camera. I was going to fight it until I saw not just the picture but the video. Sure as ****tt I blew right through it. But I think it was Brians fault, he was with me probably looking at some car going by and...I have to blame it on someone!
I take full blame!!!!
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They got my money 2, I wish I could keep the video
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Now if they could only do the same with the Rosemont cameras!!!
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They got my money 2, I wish I could keep the video
That's a $100 video right there. I wouldn't want to see a 5 second clip of my car for $100!
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