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Old 02-28-2010, 05:34 AM   #1
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Look out yellow light runners!

Maybe I should have put this under the thread about strange new taxes.


From G. Edward Griffin's site: http://www.realityzone.com/currentperiod.html

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US: Red-light cameras are being adjusted to shorten the yellow-light phase to catch more drivers in the red phase and increase revenue from fines. In California, Schwarzenegger has proposed 500 new cameras to increase revenue by $338 million a year. By the way, shorter time for yellow is causing more accidents. But don't worry. The government is here to protect you. AlterNet 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
I G. Edward Griffin!!!



Cities Shortening Yellow Traffic Lights for Deadly Profit

AlterNet / By Scott Thill
February 23, 2010

Some cities have been shortening yellow lights to nab drivers with a ticket. But studies show that they're raking in the bucks at the expense of public safety.

Reeling through a 21st century addicted to technology and surveillance, citizens may be too overwhelmed to complain of increasing cameras popping up atop red lights at intersections across the nation, most of which are designed to catch them breaking traffic laws. That is, until they're caught in those intersections as the yellow lights unexpectedly change, and cars in front and back of them hit the brakes or punch the gas to avoid tickets. And when they find out those cameras and lights are being gamed, sometimes lethally, in the pursuit of quick profit? Then they get mad, and maybe even, for being used as motorized money pits.

Continues: http://www.alternet.org/rights/14575...deadly_profit/

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Old 02-28-2010, 05:43 AM   #2
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Thank you for the info.....

If any of us have this issue, I am sure we can record by video how long the light is and then get the reccomended length......And get class acts going.....

Are we surprised what they want to do in the name of profit???

This is an old game and it really is going to change....none of us want to play them anymore!!! : )
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:28 AM   #3
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It should teach people not to run yellow lights.

I don't understand what the problem is. If they were shortening green times AND yellow times, I'd be suspicious.

Yellow means WAIT, not SPEED UP, I GOTTA GET NOWHERE AND FAST!
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:07 AM   #4
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Who loves money??
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:14 AM   #5
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It should teach people not to run yellow lights.

I don't understand what the problem is. If they were shortening green times AND yellow times, I'd be suspicious.

Yellow means WAIT, not SPEED UP, I GOTTA GET NOWHERE AND FAST!
yes, but speaking from experience... it is really hard to stop a school bus full of kids when you are caught at the "point of no return" and end up at a full stop in the middle of the intersection...
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:42 AM   #6
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That's a rare case.

The majority of people who run yellow lights are douchebags that can't see the person in the crosswalk right in front of them.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:16 AM   #7
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That's a rare case.

The majority of people who run yellow lights are douchebags that can't see the person in the crosswalk right in front of them.
There is more to consider than people who purposely run yellow lights.

There is the expectation everyone has.

There is the safety of all.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:31 AM   #8
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PaL,

Thanks for posting this.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:35 AM   #9
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It should teach people not to run yellow lights.

I don't understand what the problem is. If they were shortening green times AND yellow times, I'd be suspicious.

Yellow means WAIT, not SPEED UP, I GOTTA GET NOWHERE AND FAST!
The idea of yellow lights is to give you time to safely get through, sometimes it's dangerous to stop too quickly so you go through the yellow.
Your government is the criminal not the yellow light driver.
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Your government is the criminal not the yellow light driver.
Yes, it is, and I think that this is a blatant example of it that people need to pay attention to and shout it from the rooftops.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:43 AM   #11
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That's a rare case.

The majority of people who run yellow lights are douchebags that can't see the person in the crosswalk right in front of them.
Don't know what a douchebag is but if the light is yellow the light won't have changed to let the person in the crosswalk (light controlled crossing?? ) cross the road so what's the problem?
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:08 PM   #12
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It should teach people not to run yellow lights.

I don't understand what the problem is. If they were shortening green times AND yellow times, I'd be suspicious.

Yellow means WAIT, not SPEED UP, I GOTTA GET NOWHERE AND FAST!
HJ.... You say the most ridiculous things sometimes.
you don't see what the problem is here????? OMG
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:17 PM   #13
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Yes, it is, and I think that this is a blatant example of it that people need to pay attention to and shout it from the rooftops.
I emailed the article to my safety manager... as I don't know how far my voice can carry (hehe)...

thanks for the post... its great to be informed and aware of ALL areas of their schemes
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I emailed the article to my safety manager... as I don't know how far my voice can carry (hehe)...



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thanks for the post... its great to be informed and aware of ALL areas of their schemes


And thanks again, PaL.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:33 PM   #15
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Heh, where I live the people step on it when its red, and move ever so slowly like turtles when its green. Incredibly frustrating.
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Yellow means WAIT, not SPEED UP, I GOTTA GET NOWHERE AND FAST!
Yellow means caution the light is about to turn red, stop if it's safe to do so.
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