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Springfield Red Light Cameras Losing Millions In Revenue

According to an article in TheNewspaper.com, Springfield red light cameras are losing millions of dollars in revenue. Why?In 2008, the Ohio General Assembly enacted a law requiring all cities using  cameras to lengthen the duration of the warning given to motorists approaching a photo enforced intersection. Cities were given until March 12, 2009 to make the change, and the cities that complied saw a dramatic reduction in violations."In Springfield, red light cameras have issued automated tickets at ten intersections since 2006. Before the yellow timing law took effect, the city's for-profit vendor issued an average of 18,185 citations annually. Between 2009...

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Laser DUI Detectors Being Developed

Laser DUI detectors are on the way! Imagine driving down the street and having a police laser passively check your car for alcohol vapors.  According to the Huffington Post, scientists at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, successfully tested the device by aiming its laser at a car passing by at a distance of up to 20 meters. The car's interior had been filled with alcohol vapor, simulating the exhalations of a drinker inside the car.If this technology is successful, the laser DUI devices could be employed much like red-light cameras or used by stationary police like radar speed...

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Red Light Cameras Are Getting Some Friends In Downtown Dayton

This site has long argued against the use of red light cameras, speed monitors and drones that target innocent Americans.  Well, Dayton has fallen one more step down the security slippery slope and is installing a full-fledged security spy network.  According to the Dayton Business Journal, 25 new cameras are being set up in and around the city in a project named iDayton.  Cameras will be installed in public parks including Dave Hall Plaza, RiverScape MetroPark and around Courthouse Square. They also will be put around the RTA Hub, outdoor public parking areas, public streets and sidewalks.  The project will be...

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OVI Checkpoints: The Reason To Get Rid Of Checkpoints & Cameras

The Reason to Get Rid of OVI Checkpoints & Cameras?  Glad You Asked. In his book Why People Obey The Law, legal scholar Tom Tyler argues that compliance with the law has less to do with deterrence (fear of penalty) than with the rational decision that complying with the law is in a person's self-interest.  More important to their compliance is the decision that following the law is the right thing to do.  Having the biggest impact on their perception of the law is the belief in the legitimacy of the authority.  "People who go to traffic court are less concerned...

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Where Are the Speed Cameras/Red-Light Cameras in Dayton?

This blog has documented the outrage caused by Dayton's adoption of speed and red-light cameras.  Today, in an article by former Montgomery County Common Pleas A.J. Wagner, the Dayton City Paper takes on the red-light and speed cameras.  As we have put forth here, the red-light and speed cameras are an affront to our presumption of innocence and a bald attempt at letting private companies make money by exploiting citizens.  The problems lie in the process.  "Once caught, a letter is mailed to the vehicle owner.  Violators are given 15 days to appeal, but never see a judge or a courtroom. About...

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