Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn Ya

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Posted September 23, 2009 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

Those controversial red-light cameras just keep on coming.

The city of Fort Worth tell us that nine more red-light cameras will be added to the 25 cameras already scattered around Fort Worth.

In the past, cities that wanted to pad their budgets had to raise taxes. Now you just plop a camera at an intersection and watch the money roll in — without having to pay a cop to do the work.

It’s genius. And infuriating.

Cameras at selected intersections capture red-light violations on video and take still photographs of license plates. The city then issues violations to motorists who enter intersections after signal lights turn red.

Camera locations to be added Oct. 1 are:

Northbound South Hulen Street at Southwest Loop 820 East Service Road

Southbound South Hulen Street at Southwest Loop 820 East Service Road

Eastbound Trinity Boulevard at State Highway 360

Westbound Trinity Boulevard at State Highway 360

Southbound McCart Avenue at Altamesa Boulevard

Westbound I-30 Service Road at Ashland Avenue

Eastbound East Berry Street at I-35 Service Road

Westbound East Berry Street at I-35 Service Road

Westbound West Belknap Street at North Henderson Street


5 Comments


  1.  
    Andy Zela

    $99 red light camera detector

    http://www.gpsangel.com




  2.  
    Obama's Seat

    In ten years or less, we’ll be just like the UK. Always smile, and wait ’til you get home to pick your nose.




  3.  
    werkin

    BRILLIANT! A “cheap” way to intentionally break a law that exists for your safety and puts others in harms (& your cars’) way. With any luck, the person that slams into you will have a larger vehicle with a better safety rating than your car, Andy. And they will not be harmed.




  4.  
    mikey

    A “cheap” way to intentionally break a law? I don’t get that from the site – it is a GPS device that warns when you are near a red light camera intersection – since the cities publish the locations, this is nothing more than a reminder of what the city has already told you. Nothing illegal about it, it doesn’t let you run red lights, it just let’s you know that you’re near a camera.
    So chill and take your nerve pill dude.




  5.  
    Obama's Seat

    If anyone objects to RL cameras, which will become speed cameras, which will become CCTV blanket coverage, then you must be doing something wrong, obviously.





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