News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Science and Technology


Ohio lawmakers debate a state ban on red-light cameras
Defenders argue they save lives
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


Reporter
Bill Cohen
 
Red-light cameras issue tickets without a police officer being present.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

More than a dozen Ohio cities have installed traffic cameras to catch speeders and drivers who run red lights. Some motorists are angry over the tickets they’ve received, and they’re pushing Ohio lawmakers to ban the cameras.

The Ohio House Public Safety Committee is holding hearings on the proposal. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports the most recent hearing featured advocates of the cameras.

 

COHEN: Abridged on lawmakers and red light cameras

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:15)


COHEN: Extended version on red-light camera debate

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (4:08)


Listener Comments:

IF the yellow intervals are set at least long enough for the ACTUAL 85th percentile approach speeds and IF camera tickets are not issued to safe right on red turn drivers (even if they don't quite stop), the cameras will not issue enough citations to even pay their own costs. And virtually no cities will use cameras if they lose money.

Red light cameras produce profits ONLY when they ticket mostly safe drivers who are not causing any types of safety hazards.

Banning cameras statewide is the right move. If you agree, contact your state Representatives and Senators to tell them you want cameras banned.

James C. Walker, Life Member-National Motorists Association


Posted by: James C. Walker (Ann Arbor, MI) on April 24, 2013 10:04AM
Wonder how many of the "advocates" are really just lobbyist sent there by the RLC vendors and cities.

You can bet money, that MONEY, NOT safety is what this is really about!

Do you know that:

1. Some cops are really paid lobbyist to RLC vendors. http://blog.chron.com/houstonpolitics/2011/07/police-union-director-also-a-red-light-camera-lobbyist/

2. There are COPS who are finanically benefiting directly and indirectly (even by private business of their own) by working for the RLC vendors. (Anytime LLC out of Louisianahttp://www.banthecams.org/attachments/1598_Suspended New Orleans cops over LLC Anytime Solutions..pdf) . One cop was even asking the RLC vendor on a JOB with the vendor! http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110818/NEWS01/708199929

3. How many cops are "consultants" to these very RLC vendors. One wonders! http://www.banthecams.org/Red-Light-Camera-News/redflex-used-qenforcement-consultants-to-helpq-with-rlc-contracts-or-is-that-employed.html)

www.motorists.org
www.banthecams.org
camerafraud on Facebook


Posted by: Stephen (USA) on April 24, 2013 7:04AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting a 12-year-old is critical to the investigation
While I think this is a very unfortunate, the fact is that police are trained to aim for the large mass of a human to stop them. If they aimed for the leg it w...

Wayne County teacher says he was fired for criticizing dairy
This is bull crap Smithville Schools have changed ever since the new school I'm so ashamed at the district I wish I could pick my house up and move it to anothe...

White Castle is closing its five Northeast Ohio restaurants
you should open a white castle in logan ohio.i'm pretty sure you disappointed,thank you...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University