Red light camera tickets

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  1. Saleen5000

    Saleen5000 Speeding Tickets? Hell Nah Intermediate User

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    I've been driving in Chicago quite a lot the past year. In the past few months I've gotten 3 red light camera tickets, I do use Waze but the darn 1.5 second yellow lights and me coming from the suburbs where the yellow lights are 3 seconds doesn't help. I'm not trying to beat the light, it just seems to get me quite a bit. I've done my research and nophoto doesn't seem to work but is there anything else that may solve this issue?
     
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    HeartDoctor PSL + 5 never more;) Advanced User

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    Paint over the RLC lens
     
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    No photo can work, it depends on exactly what type of camera's they are using and if they are saving RAW images, if they do they can correct for the flash. Most for the other plate distorting frames are either, not effective illegal or really obvious meaning you would be more likely to get stopped for it. I guess if approaching an intersection with a camera (as alerted by Waze) just go ahead and slow down some even if it's still green so if it goes yellow at the wrong time you can stop in time. A lot of places people are finding that these cameras actually are increasing accidents as people then slam on their brakes instead of just proceeding safely through a yellow leading to rear end collisions. at least they don't carry points, it's purely a cash grab by the city.
     
  4. Choose Life

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    It sounds like waze has the RLC marked but you're chancing it anyways?
    When I'm at an intersection with a camera
    I stop on yellows and dont turn right on red
    You could turn on red with a dashcam but not worth it to miss work and present dash cam evidence of right on red being allowed or getting trapped in the intersection on a left turn when the light turns red (which is legal but the camera doesn't care) and then you have to prove it

    If waze is altogether missing cameras try Escorts Defender Database
    Rinse and repeat step 1
     
  5. omgboost

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    Get a license plate flipper and flip your plates at each intersection
     
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  6. Saleen5000

    Saleen5000 Speeding Tickets? Hell Nah Intermediate User

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    Driving in many different suburbs, the city of Chicago, and other states I would deal with almost all types of redlight cameras as Im an Uber driver who occasionally drives here and there. Waze tells you have a mile ahead before red light cameras but doesn't constantly warn you about the redlight camera and sometimes the alert disappears while the RLC stays on the map as you get closer. This really sucks and in the city it's constant stop and go, very easy to get distracted. Speed cameras act the same way but most of the time don't seem to be announced which is odd. I guess if nophoto was $200 and worked on 90% of the cameras it'd be much more worth it (if they weren't going to look at the raw images). In Illinois you can't put anything over the license plate but Wisconsin lets you, not sure if nophoto would be a problem. Yeah its definitely a cash grab as the lights are 1.5 second yellows, people who are visiting, going from suburbs to the city or just constantly driving in the city are bound to get tickets once in a while. I think the best plan is to maybe find a nophoto for $200 while doing more research on one. Buy a new uniden r3, download the updates with the updated RLC and speed cam database. Plug in a Bluetooth pair of headphones, put one in the left ear while I'm driving on a lower volume so I'm reminded there's a RLC and of other threats. I currently have the V1 with no TMF2 but TMF1 works but constantly falses on my '17 Mazda 3. Rebooting it sometimes works for about 30mins to an hour. The arrows do help quite a bit in the city but it does false way too much and learning all those falses on the app would be too much of a hassle. Concealed display is also great because it sticks to being right in my peripheral vision. But this whole time I've been dealing with no audio but Bluetooth headphones would most likely solve that issue.

    I'm not trying to chance it's just constantly going back and forth with that thought in your brain of I can make this light. I've never had a problem with right on reds even when the intersection has a camera and has no turn on red sign). Being stuck in the intersection I've seen two people go with no redlight ticket flash many times. I would never support escort again after all this BS coming from them. I loved my Redline, I had three first was with a magnesium case, other two plastic but still great detectors. Had many V1's on and off in that same time, constantly going from one to the other. At one time bought a Uniden r1 for my summer car to help with off axis detection but sold it after a couple months just for getting bored. Now with a R3 it seems to have a bit more plus the new updates. I really wish it had arrows, a concealed display, ultimate customizability, with the redline KA alert tones (jay Leno chin with the Red LED' too). I understand it's an awesome value and is the best on the market as of now. But it just needs a couple things and I would gladly pay more... I'm just being picky. About to order one now.


    Thanks for all the help guys!
     
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    I would talk to your state rep to get law changed. Not city or county because they are one that are getting income. Because of complaints the State of Ga. pass a law that states that red light intersection with red light camera had to have a yellow that is 1 sec longer. This stop it from being an income maker to what it was originally design to be a life saver. This decrease ticket to point that it local government were losing money on the setup. Most all of them are now gone.
     
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    Another thing to watch out for in the Chicago area are these:
    www.rdforum.org: Chicago Speed Cameras - MRCT in USA They run of MRCD/ MRCT, it's super low powered and requires a compatible detector, Th R3 is getting this feature in the next firmware supposedly, but I don't yet know how well it performs, the Radenso Pro-M has it, even with a good detector you will only get 500-1500 ft warning, many of the fixed ones are also in the databases as a speed camera.