Elect Peter Richter


Elect Peter Richter for Florida State Representative District 106 (Naples / Marco)

Red Light Cameras

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Peter Richter: Endorsed by BanTheCams.org

CAMERAS INCENTIVIZE SHORT YELLOW LIGHTS

Studies show that short yellow times are dangerous to drivers. They don't give the motorist enough time to slow down (even when you are going the speed limit) and react to a light change. A 1 second reduction in yellow light time doubles accidents.  Some counties in Florida have been caught shortening the yellow light, leading to more accidents... and more revenue.


CAMERAS VIOLATE DUE PROCESS RIGHTS

Due process rights include the right to a speedy trial, proper notification of the offense, presumption of innocence, and the right to confront a witness in court. Ticket cameras throw these rights out and substitute an administrative hearing where you are deemed "guilty" before you walk into the room.

INCREASING THE "ALL RED" IS MORE EFFECTIVE

If counties were truly interested in preventing T-Bone accidents at intersections, they would increase the amount of time when the lights are red in all directions.  When people run busy intersections, it really is a mistake, not a purposeful action that an after-the-fact ticket could ever hope to prevent.


RED LIGHT CAMERAS ACTUALLY CAUSE MORE ACCIDENTS

Studies show that red light cameras increase certain types of accidents where they are used. A North Carolina A&T study showed that cameras failed to reduce accidents at intersections and actually increased the number of rear end and injury crashes at red light cameras intersections. They called them a "detriment to safety" in their 57 month study.

My opponent - Rep. Passidomo - fully supports this fleecing of Floridians