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Austin Liberty Coalition Message Board › Valentine's Day Red Light Camera Protest

Valentine's Day Red Light Camera Protest

A former member
Announcing a new Meetup for The Austin Liberty Coalition!

What: Valentine's Day Red Light Camera Protest

When: Sunday, February 14, 2010 12:00 PM

Where:
Red Light Camera
Intersection of I35 and MLK
Austin, TX 73301
818 802-4273 (Rita's Cell)

Had enough of the red light cameras? Join others across the US in “showing your love” for them this Valentine’s Day by protesting near one of your local red light cameras.

Austin's Red Light Camera Protest will be taking place on Sunday, February 14th @ noon at the intersection of I35 and MLK.

Ladies of Liberty Alliance (LOLA) Tracy Ward from the Liberty Restoration Project has initiated this nationwide protest, in response to the growing number of cameras popping up around the country.

We will supply you with information to hand out to inform drivers of the top 15 reasons why they should be concerned about red light cameras and 5 ways to prevent red light running.

Here's links to the flyers so you can read them and print some out too.
http://www.scribd.com...­
http://www.scribd.com...­

Please come out with signs and let's bring some public attention to this issue here in Austin!

Other cities participating are–

LOW COUNTY RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – SAVANNAH, GA
KANSAS CITY RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – KANSAS CITY, MO
COLUMBIA RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – COLUMBIA, MO
SPRINGFIELD RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – SPRINGFIELD, MO
SANTA MARIA RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – Santa Maria, California
CHICAGO RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – CHICAGO, IL
ST. LOUIS RED LIGHT CAMERA PROTEST – St. Louis, MO
PHOENIX CAMERAFRAUD PROTEST, PHOENIX ARIZONA

TOP 15 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT RED LIGHT CAMERA ENFORCEMENT

1.No clear proof that red light cameras reduce accidents or save lives (but they usually do generate lots of
revenue for the city!). [source] http://www.motorists....­
nosafety

2. Red light cameras might actually cause more rear end collisions, because people brake suddenly at yellow
lights to avoid red light camera tickets.

3. The red light camera system might not be functioning properly, or might not be properly calibrated, and
you could get stuck with a bogus ticket as a result.

4. If somebody else is driving your car and runs a light, YOU are responsible for the ticket.

5. You might have a bunch of red light cameras along your daily route, and thus be unfairly targeted.

6. Most of the Kansas City red light cameras are located in areas with higher minority populations and lower
income populations.

7. Cities and red light camera companies often reduce the green->yellow->red light cycle time (aka "signal
timing") at intersections so more people will run the light, and get a ticket, and pay the $100+ fine ... and
consequently increase revenue for the city and/or red light camera company that shares in ticket fine
proceeds. An unfortunate side effect of this practice is an increase in accidents and injuries.

8. Steve Worley, the city traffic engineer who pushed for the red light camera system use, quit his job and
went to work for the company that got the contract to supply red light cameras to the city. [source]
http://www.thenewspap...­

9. City employees and other people with connections in city hall often get their tickets dismissed. But YOU still
have to pay your fine.

10.Red light camera tickets are a bogus revenue generator for the city that ultimately comes out of YOUR
paycheck.

11.If you supposedly run a red light and get issued a ticket, the ticket is mailed to you. What happens if the
ticket gets lost in the mail? You'll probably never know about the ticket until you're arrested for failure to
pay the fine.

12.Hearsay (i.e. there is no certifiable witness to the alleged violation). "Ordinarily, if you wish to use a
document or letter as evidence in court, you need to bring in a live person to testify as to its authenticity
and accuracy (and he can be cross-examined about the same, by your opponent). Without that 'live'
authentication, the document would be ruled to be 'hearsay,' and it would be excluded from evidence.
There is an exception to the hearsay rule, for documents created by a government employee - but many of
the documents the police present in court have been created by a private company's employees, who have
no official duty to report accurately." In other words, if you want to contest the ticket in court, you most
likely would not win your case. source one http://www.highwayrob...­ source two
http://www.motorists....­

13.This type of enforcement emphasizes ticket volume. [source]
http://www.motorists....­

14.Red light cameras encourage artificially low speed limits, and adversely affect traffic flow. [source]
http://www.motorists....­

15.There are better alternatives to red light cameras. [source]
http://www.motorists....­

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