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Firm pulls red-light cameras from San Bernardino after payments stop

The Sun -- SAN BERNARDINO - The city's red-light cameras have gone black, one more effect of the city's bankruptcy.

City officials say they couldn't afford to keep making payments to Scottsdale, Ariz.-based American Traffic Solutions without even steeper cutbacks than the ones already made in what they call a bare-bones budget passed as the city works through bankruptcy court.

And so the company pulled out the cameras, which photographed vehicles at major intersections and mailed tickets to anyone running a red light.

That's just fine with some City Council members.


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Submitted Jan 04, 2013 By: sbexplorer05
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pkrpro
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 9:13:17 AM

i remember reading that San Manuel Casino pays for the ones in Highland near the casino
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 3:57:33 AM

I heard the other day that about 90% of drivers pay the fines unquestioned and of the remaining, about 70% actually don't have to pay. Well worth trying not to pay.

And it's probably good that some are being pulled.
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:59:07 AM

Another city that cannot run its self correctly.
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Delight777
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:17:12 PM

nice....
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:12:50 PM

Yea.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:12:20 PM

Good those cameras are scams anyway they produce many more negative effects than they do positive so whatever they were shut off is good.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:12:19 PM

good...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:12:17 PM

Finally, somebody with a brain lives in Calif.
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California city planning at work.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:10:30 PM

Good news for law breakers.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:09:56 PM

if people obey the lights then they would not be in business anyway.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:09:35 PM

Great news.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:09:15 PM

Great. All cityes should learn that punishing drivers is not the solution to fix the economy.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:09:06 PM

Even the extra revenue stream can't help the ultra liberals in CA!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:07:57 PM

Must of have seen the pretty birdie in the picture...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:07:41 PM

I'd rather have read an article about gasoline prices.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:07:31 PM

Guess they don't make enough dough.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:07:31 PM

This is good......Camera companies only pay cities a percentage of the revenue collected....
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:06:55 PM

Interesting that the "revenue generator" cost too much! ! :)
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:06:06 PM

Good!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:05:47 PM

That's nice, but what does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:04:21 PM

Nice .........
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:02:37 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:02:15 PM

Pull all red-light cams!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:01:38 PM

GooD.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:00:25 PM

Seems like most cities get rid of them after only a few years. Maybe other cities will get the hints and quit installing them altogether.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:58:05 PM

good!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:55:55 PM

Waste of every bodies time and money
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:55:08 PM

A step in the right direction. We need to free the country of these rotten cameras.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:55:03 PM

not enuf people running red lights...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:54:38 PM

Nice for the drivers
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:49:34 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:43:47 PM

what was that about these being another revenue tool?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:42:01 PM

GOOD!
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:41:39 PM

good.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:41:10 PM

Who really cares.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:40:09 PM

This is great news.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:36:33 PM

Great
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:36:31 PM

so it wasn't just for safety? noooo
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:36:17 PM

hahaha
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:31:07 PM

This is good news for the residents of the city.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:30:36 PM

Not an example of a well-run city.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:29:00 PM

How many of these fines go uncollected?
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livedream
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:25:44 PM

Sounds like some shady dealings are going on....

On the flip side, many people will be happy the red-light cameras are no longer functional there.
Those cameras were the subject of much debate.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:25:38 PM

And pull all the cameras out of the banks too, I may need a little extra cash...
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:25:27 PM

I would have guessed the fine payments would pay for the cameras. But alas I am guessing they do not budget the money that way. So now they also do not get the fine money and loose more for the city budget.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:23:17 PM

they should pull their cameras
it's a business
not a charity
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:22:15 PM

This is an example of local politicians sucking the well dry not the Feds causing a problem.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:16:52 PM

Gosh this is what happens when you promise more than others can pay. Watch out Obummer is taking us down that road.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:15:39 PM

sounds pretty bogus, what were they doing with all the money from fines????
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