red light camera question

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  1. Glen Rose

    Glen Rose

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    Hello,
    How do red light cameras know if you came to a complete stop before turning right on a red light?
     
  2. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    They measure your speed as you approach the light and take a short video clip of your maneuvers at the line.

    When I got pinched I got to watch myself online blow a right turn without so much as a pause, at about 14 miles an hour.

    Honestly, I don't remeber doing it and I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen the video. I'm usually uber careful at that particular intersection because it's difficult to see cross traffic under the overpass.

    ETA: I'm sure that not all light cameras are the same, I'm merely relaying my personal experience.
     
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    Didn't you know?

    They don't. They just crank out more tickets, deserved or not when the town needs more revenue.


    Ask any poster.:tongueout:
     
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    here in Houston the letter you get with the picture should also have a web address to the video.
     
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    I think I got nailed by one a few weeks back but haven't gotten a letter yet. It was an intersection and that was the shortest light I'd ever seen. There was no 'flash' when I drove through and none at the next intersection where I saw someone make a left on red, hopefully the cameras weren't active.
     
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    Just because you didn't see a flash doesn't mean you didn't get caught. It took 3 weeks for Jersey Village to send my letter, I never saw a flash.

    If the cameras are present they are probably active. They require almost no maintenance or power to function. The upshot, for me, was it was a simple 75 dollar fine and no moving violation since Texas had to bump the charge down to a civil fine in order to prosecute an unknown driver.
     
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