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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

The purpose of traffic cameras is not to increase safety, it is to increase revenue. That's why the yellow light is shorter than on non-camera equipped traffic lights.

This is a lesson I began to learn when I moved into the city of St. Louis!

But Stitchy's case seems especially ridiculous.
post #37157 of 67045
there was a study, in Washington state iirc, that showed red light cameras actually increased the probability of accidents. why? because people would slam on the brakes on yellows even if it was safer to just keep going. and then they'd get rear ended.
post #37158 of 67045
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

there was a study, in Washington state iirc, that showed red light cameras actually increased the probability of accidents. why? because people would slam on the brakes on yellows even if it was safer to just keep going. and then they'd get rear ended.

LA had a similar study. Reduced side-on collisions, but increased rear-end collisions by twice as much.
post #37159 of 67045
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

That seems really unfair, especially since the normal flow of traffic is often above the posted limit. You'd be a greater danger actually going 25.

thats what i said! (to myself, and to the forum. i do not plan on taking this to court)
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

actually, you're getting of cheap Stitchy. In Miami they're $150 a pop. Got hit with 2 of the fuckers before I left.

thats just plain wrong.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

The purpose of traffic cameras is not to increase safety, it is to increase revenue. That's why the yellow light is shorter than on non-camera equipped traffic lights.

its such bullshit. they had one on the highway for "construction safety." it was up 8 months before any construction actually started.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

there was a study, in Washington state iirc, that showed red light cameras actually increased the probability of accidents. why? because people would slam on the brakes on yellows even if it was safer to just keep going. and then they'd get rear ended.

dont doubt it for a second.
post #37160 of 67045
A girl I know told me she had been repeatedly raped/physically abused whenever she was unwilling to have sex with her ex-boyfriend. What makes it worse is that I know the guy, I see him at dinners every 4 months.
post #37161 of 67045
Teaching 8 hours straight while sick.
Also, gf thinks seeing me once or twice a week is enough while I want to see her every day.
fml
post #37162 of 67045
I feel for you! It's surprising how draining teaching can be when you're run down. Even though you're not exerting yourself very much physically, it's exhausting. Especially if you don't get a break.
post #37163 of 67045
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

apparently they have installed a few new speeding cameras on the streets i take to work.
i got in the past week a flurry of tickets in the mail. 5 @ $40 each, for a grand total of $200. so far. and they are all on a pretty major road, the type of road that goes through the whole city and has exits off of it to the city highways. i was cited for doing 40-43 in a 25. what a load of shit. there is no reason for the speed limit to 25, anywhere on that road. and going 40ish is well within the flow of normal traffic over there.
on top of that, i went to the city website to pay them, and even though they have a listed record of all the tickets associated with your tag number, you can only pay 1 at a time. so you have to go through the whole business of selecting the citation, choosing to pay with a bank account to avoid the fee (CC with fee is the default of course), filling in your info (at least there is copy paste for that), and selecting and answering a "secret" question, and confirming the payment, each time. and each time the page has to reload, and its the slowest server in the universe.
fuck you baltimore city citation people. fuck you in the face. you are a lot of whores.

I feel for you.

Just got my first speeding ticket EVER a couple days ago -- was going 70 in a 60 zone on the left lane and I was totally going with the flow of traffic. Problem was, I was the head of the pack so I was creating the flow of traffic for that lane smile.gif

Anyway, asked to take a driving safety test so it wouldn't show up on my record and I still have to pay around $120 in court fees/fines.

LAME.
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

A girl I know told me she had been repeatedly raped/physically abused whenever she was unwilling to have sex with her ex-boyfriend. What makes it worse is that I know the guy, I see him at dinners every 4 months.

call the cops!
post #37165 of 67045
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

A girl I know told me she had been repeatedly raped/physically abused whenever she was unwilling to have sex with her ex-boyfriend. What makes it worse is that I know the guy, I see him at dinners every 4 months.

call the cops!

She won't come forward, I have known her for 7 years and she just told me this. If my timing is correct it started 6 years ago and I have no idea when it stopped.

fuck, this shit is depressing me.
post #37166 of 67045

I was recently diagnosed with...

 

 

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... THE FARTS!

post #37167 of 67045
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Originally Posted by death shot View Post

I was recently diagnosed with...


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... THE FARTS!

Was this a self diagnosis, or did a medical professional give you the news?
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post #37169 of 67045
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

She won't come forward, I have known her for 7 years and she just told me this. If my timing is correct it started 6 years ago and I have no idea when it stopped.
fuck, this shit is depressing me.

That's rough man. At the very least she should go see a counselor or something to make sure her head's on straight.
post #37170 of 67045

Christ, I didn't even see that post...

 

 

... This guy has to be put away.  He's a monster...

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