Speed cameras about to become legal in Georgia

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  1. Jaguar

    Jaguar PSL +15 Advanced User Premium Member

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    Saw this on RALF:

    Speed cameras about to become legal in Georgia
    Yes, you heard it right! In an underhanded last-minute after-hours measure, a bill was passed through both houses allowing speed cameras in school zones in Georgia USA. It's House Bill 978. It's currently on the governor's desk. If he does not veto it, it will become law.

    If you live in Georgia and care about driver's rights as I do, please write Governor Deal asking him to veto this bill.

    More information:
    News Story (may be paywalled)
    Copy of the bill
    Contact Form for the Governor


    Let's remember how super-reliable they are. They even issue tickets to parked cars.
     
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    What I sent:

    Hello Governor Deal!

    It has come to my attention that our glorious state is about to implement a guilty-until-proven-innocent device, the infamous Speed Camera.

    Rest assured other states have already done this experiment and regularly and continually face legal battles to use them at all, often at a heavy loss. They are, by design, against the great right we have in America to face our accuser.
    www.techdirt.com: Ohio Appeals Court Says Speed Trap Town Must Pay Back $3 Million In Unconstitutional Speed Camera Tickets

    Automated speed cameras are an excuse for revenue generation and often REDUCE safety in areas, due to sudden deceleration as people become aware of said camera.

    Please VETO this bill!
     
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    I’m all for The Deal...


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    they are copying NYC lol we have 25MPH Max in the WHOLE NYC (except expressways at 50) AND.... in School Zones its 15 YES 15 MPH" Fifteen
    I knew once it hit NYC its would be coming everywhere eventually states need money they watch what NYC"town of the money grab" does and then copy them LOL
     
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    Do the SPC operate under K? Or perhaps "Instant K" by any chance?
     
  6. Choose Life

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    Dont think anyone on RDF speeds through school zones
    We just all know it's an excuse to get their foot in the door and have cameras in place

    Once they have that expanding into business districts, residential neighborhoods and finally problem crash streets and interstate highways is right around the corner
     
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    The issue is not whether cameras improve public safety, rather whether they can increase revenues the ruling class extorts from their subjects and whether sufficient bribes have been paid by the companies that will install and operate the cameras. They don't give a crap about our safety, etc.
     
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    do none of you people in speed cam states own .22 rifles? :confused:

    cause im fairly certain thats why Oklahoma doesnt try to put them in... all of us rednecks own .22s...;)
     
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    Great. I live in Alabama, but travel to Georgia frequently.
     
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    It is ALL about the money plus not having to have a LEO at every school zone handing out tickets because salaries and benefits takes away from revenue as long as a LEO is employed. Once the Speed Camera is paid for, it is a regular cash flow for them! Problem is they are unconstitutional because it is impossible to meet ones accuser and/or question them! Plus prove it was me driving, I drive a company vehicle and we keep no records of whom is driving what vehicle when.
     
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    The ticket is to the vehicle so the registered owner is financially responsible. No points. The government doesn’t even buy the equipment but a company provides it on a percentage kickback. No cost, pure profit. And they can be made detector proof by using in road inductive sensors to calculate speed. When it takes the photo, it’s too late.
     
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    Heywood Learning Something New, Still Dying Stupid Advanced User Premium Member

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    That’s how it’s here, but there needs to be an operator to record (Verify)each infraction.

    The person manning the Photo Radar vehicles aren’t even Leo’s. They’re bylaw officers at less than half the cost in wages and benefits compared to actual Leo’s.

    Company trucks are not exempt. The fine goes to the company, which in turns docs the employees pay.
    Too many infractions can lead to the loss of your driving privileges, and possibly your job.
    Company trucks aren’t given out Willy nilly. Commercial insurance isn’t cheap. If you lend your truck out to someone in your charge, your still responsible. Just as your employer is responsible for it.

    It’s in your companies code of conduct that you sign when hiring on and submitting an drivers abstract, or permission for them to pull one.

    It sucks, but get use to it.


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    Heywood Learning Something New, Still Dying Stupid Advanced User Premium Member

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    Really? You could hit & run someone, run over a pedestrian and no one would be able to prove in your company who was driving??





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