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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Scott Wyman in Broward Politics blog: Red-light camera accident data & behavior in Fort Lauderdale comes under new scrutiny as car accidents INCREASED

Above, a photo I snapped of the red-light camera Warning sign on the north-side of west-bound Hallandale Beach Blvd. at NE 9th Terrace in Hallandale Beach, February 27th, 2011, a bit past sundown. The only reason you see it is because I'm standing on the curb, using my flash.

Below this three-hour old blog post from the Sun-Sentinel's Scott Wyman is a link from the Google Alert on Hallandale Beach I received yesterday to the most recent gullible newspaper that Mayor Cooper was able to peddle her self-serving Florida League of Cities red-light camera talking points to.

Yes, another newspaper that has no idea how truly mendacious she was last year in twisting the true facts on this subject here in Hallandale Beach, when her desire for money could hardly have been more appallingly obvious.
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/apr/04/joy-cooper-florida-lives-depend-on-red-light/

Last Friday, it was the Miami Herald's turn to play the part of the stooge.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/01/2145934/red-light-cameras-save-lives.html

Make sure you read the reader comments!

By the way, the red-light camera WARNING sign on west-bound Hallandale Beach Blvd. -two blocks east of 1-95- is STILL almost completely hidden to passing traffic, hidden as it is behind the two trees it was placed between.
The sign that also ISN'T near a street light.


I was there again last night, and it was as ridiculous as ever.
But then they already knew the sign was hard to see even before it went operational on March 1st.

On this issue in HB, as with so many, self-evident facts don't really seem to matter much, do they?

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Broward Politics
blog
Fort Lauderdale accident data cast cloud over reliance on red-light cameras
By Scott Wyman
April 5, 2011 07:13 PM

The use of cameras to catch red-light runners may not be as effective at improving traffic safety as expected, according to an early review of accident data by the city.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department told city commissioners Tuesday that accidents increased in the last four months at two of the six intersections with cameras, compared to the same time a year ago. Collisions declined at three and remain the same at the sixth.

Read the rest of the post at: http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/broward/blog/2011/04/fort_lauderdale_accident_data.html

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