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Motorists File Class-Action Lawsuit Against NYC Over Red-Light Cameras

CBS Local -- Red-light cameras are gaining popularity across the country. Now, New York City is being sued after it was accused of rigging the lights to catch more drivers and write more tickets.

They’re “gotcha” cameras, mounted at intersections. Their photos catch and fine drivers running red lights. New York City first had them in 1998.

“Red-light cameras are to prevent the very dangerous, so called ‘T-bone’ crashes, where you have the front of vehicle running into the side of another. We are in favor, in concept, of the red-light cameras, but they have to be done to certain engineering criteria,” AAA New York spokesperson Robert Sinclair told CBS 2's Rob Morrison on Tuesday.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 4:55:27 AM

teach people how to drive in designated driving schools and red-light cameras would nearly be unneeded / unnecessary?
52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 4:32:19 AM

Government is loosing the trust of the people.
remay
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:05:25 AM

Don't break the law... there shouldn't be any problem dealing with them.
getalong
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:21:57 PM

Where does it end?
mpg611
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:17:56 PM

While theyre at it, they should impeach Bloomberg.
Liberty2000
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:06:16 PM

Take that, Mayor Bloomberg!
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:06:15 PM

Great :)
RAE344
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:04:46 PM

If I ever got a ticket in NYC from a Red-Light camera, I would want to be in this class action lawsuit.
TheSicilian
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:04:09 PM

good
cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:02:36 PM

Interesting.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:00:45 PM

Three ways to look at this one...
1. Ticket the car not the owner, tow the car down town until SOMEONE pays the fine for the car running the red light...
2. Place a Cop at every red light paid for with taxdollars...
3. How cares if people get killed at red lights in NYC, NIMBY...
Palantas
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:58:32 PM

Good! Screw those things.
BREW9
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:57:00 PM

good
skybiker
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:56:23 PM

Hate those things!
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:53:10 PM

So Sue...
suzmar
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:51:28 PM

I expect they don't really prevent accidents, it is all about raising more funds for government to spend.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:48:25 PM

Sure, @sillywagon. THAT's what this is all about. 32 oz sodas.

Really living up to your name, aren't you?
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:46:42 PM

yep, run the red and pay the red
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:46:12 PM

Your "right" to run red lights, ends at my bumper. @wayoung56.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:44:45 PM

Really mature, @mstearno. What do they do in Ohio, just drive blind drunk so they don't even see the red light?
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:43:33 PM

Good. I had a car totaled because I stopped for a red light camera in Alexandria VA. Broke my car seat and knocked the wind out of me. A more frail person might have been seriously hurt.
hamdriver
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:39:59 PM

Duh
mstearno
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:38:40 PM

blue state
it's not my fault I ran the red light boo hooo sniffle
J Eric
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:37:50 PM

Give 'em hell!
gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:33:49 PM

Good for all of them.
OGW
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:23:46 PM

The last time I drove in New York I wondered out loud how those people ever got a drivers licence, no wonder they have so many cameras.
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:23:41 PM

Good.
tco9436
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:21:59 PM

What a waste of resources!
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:17:09 PM

This doesn't surprise me.
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:15:44 PM

I love class action suits against things like this.
PizzaMon
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:09:48 PM

Suspected abuse not just in NYC.
my2002m
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:09:19 PM

I have a fundamental issue with ticking the owner of the vehicle who may not be the one driving it.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:07:44 PM

Go for it.
DEG
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:06:04 PM

If the rigging charges are false; I would have no sympathy for those breaking the law that were caught on camera.
serrog
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:05:39 PM

Unbelievable
YodaON
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:00:11 PM

can save lives
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:59:55 PM

People need to stop taking the governments stupid mandates and start getting their rights back...
MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:59:07 PM

Just like Minnesota, good for them.
arcaneradio
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:57:28 PM

Okie Dokie
Blue48
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:57:05 PM

WOW!
Spankster85
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:55:37 PM

If the cameras are being rigged I hope the people win.
nimpy
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:55:27 PM

This does not surprise me
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:54:44 PM

With the amount of drivers running lights in NYC per personal experience... I suspect its more of a knee jerk reaction to being stuck in traffic so much. The desire to get going is to hard to stop from wanting to get past the next light.
Bearworld
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:53:24 PM

In Georgia it was cause more rear end accidents because people would slam on their brake to avoid getting caught.
snerd
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:44:40 PM

Good for them; I hope they win.
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:44:33 PM

People power. Let's keep the red lights in red light districts.
Moparmizer
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:42:28 PM

mad at the law or mad they got caught
Lou08
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:38:49 PM

Hey,We all know that the City's Governments wouldn't do this to us Tax-payers....NOT!!?!!:^(
spartan_in_ar
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:37:02 PM

need an independent third party to "verify' that these cameras are accurate (no false positives!)
Sego
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:36:55 PM

as long as they are fair and accurate.
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:36:51 PM

Running red lights is not safe. Shortening the yellow is not safe, either.

Be fair.
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