Comment 101462

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted May 21, 2014 at 14:30:06

No automated system is perfect, and it is somewhat troubling that red light cameras take away the "good judgement" part of enforcement. But given the massive scale of the problem, it is better to automate enforcement of such a widely flouted law (especially as the consequences of breaking it can be deadly).

It is also worth remembering that legally you are not supposed enter the intersection when the light is amber (let alone red) unless it would be unsafe to stop.

"What to do when the light turns yellow? The answer is simple: STOP. According to the law, every driver has to stop at a yellow light unless he or she is too close to the intersection to stop safely." Note that "not being able to stop safely" is not the same as "I bet I can get through before it turns red".

http://www.driversedguru.com/driving-art...

Too many drivers treat an amber light as "I better accelerate".

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2014-05-21 14:32:39

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