Red Light Cameras Are A Dangerous, Money-Grubbing Scheme, Study Says

Everyone who's ever gone through a yellow light, like a normal person, only for it to turn red just as you exit the intersection and then you see a giant flash pop up so you instinctively slam on the brakes in the desperate hope that you won't get a ticket, knows that this system just doesn't work. And now there's… » 12/22/14 12:38pm 12/22/14 12:38pm

Red-Light Cameras Have To Follow The Law, Even In Florida​

Fighting a ticket you got from a red-light camera in a small town is like fighting every other small town ordinance... if you are not from that town you are going to get rogered but good. » 6/13/14 3:05pm 6/13/14 3:05pm

Florida Man Arrested For Protesting Red Light Camera, Not For Nudity

A declared love of cocaine. A woman claiming to be God. Chief Keef impersonators. These are what we think of when we think of Florida. What we don't think of is people being arrested for handing out flyers at a red light, which doesn't sound that bad. » 9/18/13 9:47am 9/18/13 9:47am

Fraud Suspect Claims NYPD Went Joyriding In His Impounded Mercedes

While 25-year-old fraud suspect Rashad Lewis was in jail in Manhattan, his impounded Mercedes CL was ticketed for running a red light. Now he claims that it was the NYPD who went on the joyride. » 9/04/12 3:30pm 9/04/12 3:30pm

Horrific Crash Proves Why You Shouldn’t Run A Red Light

Watch as this car in runs a red light in Roselle Park, New Jersey, strikes another car at high speed and goes airborne, spinning through the air and knocking down a light pole. This is why you don't run a red. » 7/13/12 2:40pm 7/13/12 2:40pm

L.A. says red-light camera tickets were "voluntary"

If you've had a photo of your license plate taken by a Los Angeles red-light camera, great news: Not only is any fine "voluntary," but the cameras will be shut off July 31. Thank heavens. L.A. drivers are so cautious. » 7/27/11 4:30pm 7/27/11 4:30pm

Houston Mayor turns red-light cameras back on

Voters rejected them, a judicial ruling overruled that rejection, and now Houston Mayor Annise Parker will turn the city's red-light cameras back on. Damn you Texas and your activist judges! » 7/06/11 4:30pm 7/06/11 4:30pm

Red light camera shows SUV driver not at fault for running over mother,…

A mother and her 4-year-old daughter struck by a SUV while crossing a Scottsdale, Ariz., intersection survived with only minor injuries. The mother and police were ready to blame the SUV driver — until a red-light camera video showed otherwise. » 5/25/11 9:30am 5/25/11 9:30am

Woman "nailed 69 times" for blowing red lights

Putting aside the provocative number of tickets an Albuquerque woman received from the local PD, she does seem to be taking "drive fast, take chances" too literally. Still, Albuquerque appears to have a shitload of red-light cameras, does it not? » 5/16/11 12:30pm 5/16/11 12:30pm

Can Cops Manipulate Traffic Lights For Tickets?

Ever wondered whether a suspiciously long (or short) traffic signal change, combined with a police cruiser hiding nearby, was an attempt to boost tickets? Could police be changing signal timing? In theory, sure. In reality, not so much. Here's why. » 1/20/11 3:00pm 1/20/11 3:00pm

Houston Votes Out Red Light Cameras

A Houston, Texas ballot measure designed to keep 70 red light cameras in place failed last night, despite support from police/fire unions and a political action committee backed by $1.65 million in spending by the corporation running the cameras. » 11/03/10 10:00am 11/03/10 10:00am

Peoples Republic Of Los Angeles Doubles Rolling-Right Fine, Tickets Via…

Across the greater Los Angeles area, rolling right-hand turns — failing to come to a complete stop when turning right at a red light — will now be recorded using traffic cameras. As many as 32 camera-equipped intersections across the city will be ready to automatically dole out a $381 unrepresented tax » 8/18/08 1:20pm 8/18/08 1:20pm for the…

Passport Radar Detector Includes GPS With Speed Camera Database

Despite the fact that slowing down is still one of the best ways to save gas, people, us included, continue to enjoy a little extra speed courtesy of the radar detector. The latest model from Passport, the 9500ix, includes some unique features to compensate for the latest speed-busting technology: integrated GPS and a… » 7/02/08 4:40pm 7/02/08 4:40pm

Red Light Cameras Not Generating Enough Money, Turned Off In Dallas

We've been debating the validity of red light cameras for quite some time now, but if you need some more evidence for or against them, take a look at what my glorious home city has done. Dallas has decided to "idle" (or shut off) a quarter of the 62 red light cameras scattered around the city because they do not… » 3/17/08 2:15pm 3/17/08 2:15pm

Los Angeles County Public Service Announcement


Here's a handy tip for those in Los Angeles County who get fixit tickets for no front license plate. Only after rolling the Starlet through the Vehicle Inspection Station and paying the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 15 bucks to look at the front plate, did we find out the California Highway Patrol will… » 6/06/07 2:00pm 6/06/07 2:00pm

Bay Area City Must Refund Red Light Camera Tickets

While we think bait cars are a great idea, we're generally opposed to Big Brother tactics, including red light cameras. Numerous stories have surfaced about cities shortening their yellow lights to trap motorists, which isn't just unethical, it's downright unsafe. While Union City, California admits no malfeasance,… » 9/26/05 1:29pm 9/26/05 1:29pm