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  • Texas DOT to Install Federally Funded Highway Speed Cameras

    Man, what happened to the coolness of this state?

    http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/18/1800.asp

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    That blows.......:nonono:


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      We are going to need to develop a cloaking device for our cars before long.

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      • #4
        Big Brother looking out for you.

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        • #5
          I have always wondered why they didnt employ this on the tollways here in Houston. Guess if they test this crap out you will have a bunch of law abiding citizens.

          5mph over to get a warning if just lame, you waould have to either be in cruze control, or be staring at your speedometer every few seconds.

          If they honestly want to get people to slwo down why dont they just force us all to have goveners that restrict our speed, this BS is nothign but about making $$$$



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          • #6
            Marble Falls mayor has it right when he says its hypocritical that the municipality cannot do what the state is trying to do. Notice the article only talked about the revenue it generated. Not one single mention of any safety related issue, probably because there isn't one!

            Time for me to re-join: http://www.motorists.com/

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              BTW here is a good read in wikipedia, towards the bottom it talks about how the UK is now seeing that they dont help accidents.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_camera



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              • #8
                Originally posted by bjurasz View Post
                Marble Falls mayor has it right when he says its hypocritical that the municipality cannot do what the state is trying to do. Notice the article only talked about the revenue it generated. Not one single mention of any safety related issue, probably because there isn't one!
                I was just about to point out the same thing...
                In its request for proposals, TxDOT cited success of speed cameras in the UK, which generated £120 million (US $240 million) in revenue in 2003, and in Washington, DC, which has generated $217 million in revenue with its red light and speed cameras since 1999.
                Bastards.

                Well, I guess the drive to TWS will need to be a little bit more careful in the future...
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                • #9
                  I hope they only take front shots - no front license plate = no ticket! (until they start enforcing that law more, too, at least)
                  Chris



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                  • #10
                    Again, it's time to get the hell out of Texas



                    I am guessing it does rear plates, just like traffic lights cameras, so it can get the people with out of state plates, like New Mexico
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ulrich View Post
                      Well, I guess the drive to TWS will need to be a little bit more careful in the future...
                      That is if they ever finish the construction. I drove up to see Coop on Sunday it's a mess all over the place.
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                      • #12
                        Some additional useful links to add to this subject, not that im for big brother watching me

                        http://www.driveandstayalive.com:80/.../stats-usa.htm

                        http://www.innovations-report.com/ht...ort-55545.html



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                        • #13
                          Wow... so much for radars then?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bjurasz View Post
                            Marble Falls mayor has it right when he says its hypocritical that the municipality cannot do what the state is trying to do. Notice the article only talked about the revenue it generated. Not one single mention of any safety related issue, probably because there isn't one!

                            Time for me to re-join: http://www.motorists.com/
                            So what is motorists.com, I clicked it and it said I am not allowed to see the page?
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                            • #15
                              My typo. Should have been motorists.org but I can't get to it either. Strange! Google National Motorists Association.

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                              • #16
                                wow that sucks, sucks real bad.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Coop View Post
                                  Again, it's time to get the hell out of Texas
                                  The problem is, if not Texas . . . then where??

                                  I'm visiting family near "Big Brother Central". It's not like you can escape these guys. They are all over the place.

                                  One thing I like about Texas is the strong independent nature. If you are looking to be more independent, you will have to move somewhere like Montana or Alaska.

                                  Of course, you could follow a lot of our jobs and financing and go off shore somewhere. Unless we can get the government turned around, I would expect more regulation in all areas of our lives that will result in further harm to Americans and the American economy.

                                  BTW, the French are starting to move more conservative . . . Kind of odd that we are moving more liberal when the French are moving more conservative.

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                                  • #18
                                    OH ok I found it. The web site I mean.
                                    Favorite Quotes:
                                    "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security." ~ Ben Franklin

                                    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." ~ T. S. Elliot

                                    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote..." ~ Ben Franklin

                                    "My memory of you is better than you." ~ Lao Tzu

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                                    • #19
                                      rockfish, the French have discovered that the rich are not as rich as one might think and you can't tax them enough to pay for all the French's social programs. Hence their move back towards the middle. Democrats over here have not learned this yet. I'd love to vote Democrat (well, actually did in '06) because I like their ideals. Its their solutions that scare me.

                                      Its easy to sell the public on red light cameras and automated speeding tickets because its easy to convince them that it really will make roads safer, no matter what the reality is. Don't you think its odd that a society so afraid of Big Brother will willingly put their lives online in Blogs and Myspace? Puzzling...

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                                      • #20
                                        The Dem’s are very creative. The Honorable Senator Byrd (D) managed to get a Coast Guard station in West Virginia.

                                        I’m not sure that makes our coastal areas safer, but I certainly admire the creativity it took to pull that off.

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