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Should We Shut Down Red Light Cameras? [Poll]

Cameras at traffic intersections photograph drivers who run red lights, making sure they are ticketed. Citizen activists say these cameras do not promote safety but are primarily for making money. The founder of the Red Light Camera Protest Group points out that the yellow light at one intersection in Fremont, Calif. was increased by a fraction of a second, and the number of violations dropped by over 50 percent. But the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says its studies conclude …

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Activists Want Red Light Cameras Shut Down [Video]

  A camera at the intersection of Northgate and 27th Streets in Oakland, Calif. ambushes drivers running red lights and raises more than $3 million per year. For example, Ronald Pond received a $541 ticket because this camera caught him turning a right on red — at about 4:30 a.m. with no other traffic around. It’s a perfect example of “gotcha” government that prompts irate calls to eliminate the red light robots. Twenty-one states have red light cameras but nine …

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Easter Bunny Pulled Over for Defying Calif. Helmet Laws

Egg hunts were delayed yesterday in Southern California when the Easter Bunny was pulled over for riding a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. The giant rabbit was driving his bike, complete with sidecar, near San Diego when highway patrol officer Adam Griffiths pulled him over and delivered a lecture. “Griffiths told him it was a serious situation and that it wasn’t a joke,” a police spokesperson told a local news source. “He explained to him the safety ramifications of not …

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Posted 2 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Aaron Kase  
Nitwit Posts Drinking and Driving Video to Internet

A Hawaii man who stupidly posted a video on the Internet of himself drinking and driving is facing open container and other charges, though he has dodged DUI charges so far. Richard Godbehere Jr., 53, used a lighter to pop the cap on a Beck’s bottle in a video that he posted to LiveLeak.com, proclaiming, “This is celebration time!” The video is titled, “Let’s Go Driving & Drinking!” “I’m so happy to be drinking and driving,” Godbehere says in the …

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When Can the Police Search Your Car?

For police to legally search your car, a number of circumstances must be met. Because it is mobile and comparatively easy to dispose of, a car has fewer protections against search than a home. Your permission or a valid reason is needed. A warrant is rarely needed.   Consent Might Be Necessary If you are stopped for a routine traffic offense (not an arrest), the police officer might ask you for permission to search your car. You do not need …

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