Thank you for this article! Just received my FIRST ever red-light camera ticket (Grant & Swan) and was ready to pay the $335 PLUS traffic school. Now more people will know about about the law. Thanks again!!!
If any part of your vehicle is in the intersection during any part of the yellow, you're okay. The only hiccup is that people think the intersection begins at the second crosswalk line, which it does not. It starts where the four curbs intersect. Which in larger intersections is several feet past the crosswalk. The state needs to change the definition of the intersection, but efforts to do so have been blocked by those who don't like cameras so they can point to the flawed definition as a reason to oppose them.
Actually, if you look up horse breeds starting with P, Palomino is on there. It is considered a color breed. Therefore, it should be palomino, because Paso Fino is two different words and there is no space for a separation of words.
I don't give a flying fuck about what some cop who used to ride a motorcycle has to say about red light cameras. I refuse to vote for any tax increase for the city until TPD scraps their motorcycle unit. Frankly I would accept photo enforcement if it meant showing the motorcycle unit their walking papers. How about reassigning them as school resource officers, if everyone is concerned for the safety of our children.
Why didn't you interview Mark Spear for this story? There you'd have a VERY informed person with a lot of background in traffic signal scams and enforcement.
People generally don't like surveillance cameras unless they are a victim and the camera can help their cause...1984 et al.
Each morning I hear announcements on the radio regarding traffic camera locations which seems to make them less effective if one can remember where they are located as they drive around town.
Some say violations and accidents are down where cameras a located, but then others say that is due to drivers avoiding those locations.
Also each morning on the radio I hear about accidents, hit and runs, etc.
The other day I saw a bicyclist on the ground at an intersection, hit by a car. I did not see the accident, so I do not know who was at fault. Being a bicyclist, this is my greatest fear.
Maybe "Lilly" or someone like her hit the cyclist. I should not assume, maybe the cyclist was at fault. No helmet, I see a lot of cyclists disobeying laws too.
It seems to me if you've had repeated violations as a result of cameras OR actual police officer stops, you are a menace to the road. I would hate to get hit by a car, but I would equally hate to hit someone in a car, bike or pedestrian situation.
I've slipped through yellow/redish lights, and been known to speed. But I am trying to be a better driver for many reasons including the health and safety of my fellow citizen. It isn't that hard, I am saving fuel, and seem to enjoy the ride more. What the hell is the difference if you are 3 minutes late?
Thank you for covering the photo radar issue (and not in the Tom Danehy "If you're not breaking the law, then you have nothing to worry about!" way).
The main problem I have with the RLCs is that--rather than trying to reduce red-light running via conventional means--the traffic engineering is actually being intentionally manipulated in order to create more "violators" in order to create more revenue. By redefining the intersection boundary (as Cunningham, Urlich, Antenori all agree on...so why hasn't it happened? $$$) and by adding another half second to the yellow light length, red light "runners" would be so drastically reduced that the program would cease to be profitable and would thus be discontinued. The camera system relies trickery under the guise of "safety" to bill conscientious, prudent drivers for microsecond "violations." That's not right, and it's one reason why the cameras need to go.
P.S. Sadly, there are even easier ways to beat photo radar tickets: be affluent enough to live in a gated community (process servers don't bother trying to serve you--hi, classism!), drive someone else's car, drive a motorcycle with a helmet/face guard, have out-of-state/country plates, have your DL address be a post office box. Just additional facets of the program's implicit unfairness.
An unknown famous guy?
Very nice article. The Tap Room and Tiger have been an intermittent constant over my "adult" life; as well as serving as a secondary work space for the a.k.a. Theatre. Okay, maybe not work, but inspiration certainly!
I still miss you Chris. Rest in Peace.
Love the article! Thanks for supporting the best thing about Tucson!
Great expose' in the Arizona Republic this past Sunday-Wednesday about prosecutorial mis-conduct in this State! To see words printed again concerning Ken Peasley's disbarment in 2004, has again, had an impact on my level of anger, and bitterness.
How can these reporters continue to call Peasley a LIAR, and CHEATER, and the case that Peasley maliciously, and wrongfully prosecuted from March 03, 1980, still fester like an open wound. What do I have to do to convince this County Attorney LaWall, that Peasley allowed a farce and mockery of justice to happen? That Peasley staged the "crime scene", with his co-worker's Ken Janes, and Steven Bunting(TPD), and then tried to "buy" Gregory A. Bottoni's false testimony, so that Peasley could get a wrongful death sentence against an innocent man! When one starts the lie, there is no way out except to continue the lie! And that is exactly what Peasley has done in this case. Once he set the theory that Gluth pulled the trigger, there was no turning back for Peasley, and that is why Peasley LOST the case at two trials! I WON! Not the LIAR Peasley!
Peasley lives, because he is a LIAR. LaWall, and her chief criminal prosecutor, Unklsebay, absoloutely adore Peasley. Why? He was caught lying, and cheating! Why do they defend the loser? The scrub Peasley! Sure, sure he's dead now, and Bottoni should not be so angry anymore! Yeah Right!
LaWall... EXONERATE Bottoni, and GLUTH for the murder that John I Singer committed!
Thanks so much for this story Mari! And the Weekly! Way to go!
I enjoyed reading that but as unfortunately I belive this is fiction. As any other Opiate addict would know, if you were clucking form Poppy Tea and had funds/transport, you would of without doubt hit the streets looking for H, or a clinic looking for Sub/Methadone.
Also, to add some objectivty getting on Methadone saved me. Good luck people and remeber at your lowest point, ANYBODY would accept with ramptuous glee what the plant offers if presented to them in the 'right' way for them.
Peter, get on suboxone, it will save your life, your marriage and you don't have to go cold sober, at least not immediately.
Hey Chris--please make sure to contact your local radio stations in Toronto and ask for Sunday Night Slow Jams! It is available for them!
Wow!!! How I wish they have " Sunday slow jam" in Toronto Canada..
Reading this all the way from Salt Lake City...love the article...every single word of it!
" The two stars of the shows are the music and the listeners. Those are the most impotant factors. The day a DJ forgets that is the day he or she fails. Its all about the listener"
Wow, thank you Teresa, Victoria, and Josh!!!
WOW! What an Awesome And AMAZING Story!! I Admire u R. Dub!! You DID IT ! Something I've been dreaming about since I Was a little girl!!! Only i haven't done anything about it except for daydream:( .
I have ALL This music(ESPECIALLY SLOW JAMS) in my head , mixes i KNOW YOU WOULD LOVE !!! We've met before and i believe we will meet again. ! I Love Music like i have to breath! Im one of your BIGGEST FANS Mr. Dub !! Born and raised in Yuma, Az
And when i heard your show on Q96.1 out of El Centro , i Was hooked !! Best believe i Was a faithful listener and an oral expression fanatic !! Here i am in Tucson now and im still following!!! Thank you for sharing that! It's good to know the history of something you LOVE So Much!! Til we meet or talk again, Keep Doing What You Do! Love It!! Don't know what i Would've done without Sunday Night Slow Jams at certain times in my life!!! :) :)
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