Red Light Camera notifications... A poll

Discussion in 'Passive Countermeasures' started by BlueV1, Aug 22, 2018.

What is your greatest reason for possibly wanting to be notified of Red Light Cameras?

  1. So that I know to stop for it (other red lights are optional)

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  2. To allow me to make an informed decision should I need to drive through it

    10 vote(s)
    47.6%
  3. I just want to be aware of it (Situational awareness)

    13 vote(s)
    61.9%
  4. I don't want to be notified at all

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. I'm fighting the encroachment of non-human policing of society

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  6. Other (Feel free to elaborate below)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BlueV1

    BlueV1 * Intermediate User Premium Member

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    In a discussion with another user, it was stated that the only reason to want to be informed about Red Light Cameras is to not get in trouble for running red lights. (Paraphrased) Just don't run red lights, and you don't need to know that they are there.
    FWIW, that sounds a lot like, "Don't speed and you don't need countermeasures."

    I suggest that a majority of us are not interested in running red lights, but that it's still good info to have if you desire.
    I further suggest that when someone is asking about Red Light databases, etc. that possibly the most unnecessary/trivial response is one that reads, "Don't run red lights." I believe we are all fully aware of that simplistic option and we are thinking a few steps ahead of that.

    It would be interesting to know what the members here think. Then, it doesn't matter what I think, etc.
    You can vote for as many options as you'd like. :)
     
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  2. Deacon

    Deacon TXCTG Advanced User Premium Member

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    I don’t just blast through red lights. But on occasion that yellow may be turning slightly pink. Because robotic enforcement methods are often skewed hard toward revenue generation, it would be nice to know when you’re going to be under surveillance. Thankfully it’s a rare pocket of exception cases around here.
     
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  3. The Mighty Four Banger

    The Mighty Four Banger Free and easy down the road I go, Intermediate User

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    +1 for that, I also just enjoy being in the know to be in the know and +1 for the hating to be watched by fake eyes. I also get enjoyment out of trying to find the camera on the pole just to see what the tech looks like. Of course the only camera I've come across I couldn't ever find...
     
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    PRNDL Automatic Overdrive Beginner User

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    Depending on where you are, RLCs can also be Speed-On-Green units.
     
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    gmcv893 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    "I just want to be aware of it (Situational awareness)" is number one?!? You guys just like the word situational.
     
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    No, I think we (V1 Users I assume you are referring to) want all the information we can get about the situation we are driving in and that ONLY comes with a V1 or V1 plus App. Having an R3 forcing me to slow down all the time because a US Highway has started to parallel the Interstate and has County LEOs running Ka band over there that will never clock me but has the R3 going off repeatedly is useless information, not situational awareness. The V1 has a side arrow so I know I don't need to slow down yet.

    As for me, it is three reasons as to why I want that info since after all it is available. Not for running Red Lights but to know ahead of time whether to get hard on the brakes or floor it for Yellows. At traffic lights, I drive like Starman, "I do know the Rules, I watched you very carefully,
    Red light stop
    Green light go
    Yellow light go very fast!"
     
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    gmcv893 PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    You got it! Very sarcastic here.
     
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    [Whisper] Situational... [/Whisper]
     
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    Kalibdor Premium Member Beginner User Premium Member

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    I recently moved to an area with significantly more red light cameras than my previous city, and someone reminded me that many of them are timed in a way that 'too late' of a yellow can be considered a red. So that's certainly half of the benefit of the information for me. The other half that comes to mind is certain semi-emergency situations I can recall where I REALLY needed to get somewhere quick, and bad light timing causing me to hit every red light down an empty street was just not working. Emergencies are emergencies, but if they can pass without the added burden of red light tickets, then all the better.