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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday



Take your time when visiting Outdoor Wednesday with Susan, A Southern Daydreamer. Everyone has so many wonderful outdoor scenes to share, you might miss something if you rush.



Throughout the city and metropolitan areas, the city has installed red-light cameras at various intersections. We have had some cameras monitoring red lights since 2007. However, now they are just about everywhere. Drivers are issued a $75 ticket for an alleged violation.

All red-lights do not have the same type camera. This is one style that is used.

This shows two cameras at this location.
This red-light has only one camera.
Even the birds are waiting for the green-light to avoid the camera.

26 comments:

Fairy Footprints said...

I think those red light enforcement cameras are a good thing out here in Arizona, it has stopped so many accidents, however some are saying it has snapped their photo and they weren't even speeding, I am not sure how true this is though.

Great post.


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Coloradolady said...

I am hoping it is just by chance that you know the cost of the fine...and not from experience????? Did they catch you sneaking through a red light...hmmmmm???

ellen b said...

Love those birds! My dad got a hefty fine when one of these cameras caught him!! :0) Happy O.W. to you...

Jane said...

Big brother is watching!
The local govt. tried to use these kinds of cameras at Ray-Jay stadium right after 9/11...but the ACLU intervened due to privacy invasion.
At the red lights...now that's not so bad...
Jane (artfully graced)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi LV,
How sweet was this post? I love it. Yes we have lots of those darn cameras everywhere here in Phoenix. We have to have them posted as there are definitely a lot of hot leaded feet out here.

I especially loved the one of the birds taking a picture of what they are looking at. Oh that appears to be you, taking their picture. Ha! Ha! Ha!

I love this post. Thanks for sharing sweetie. Please stop by and say hi. I always love to have the company. Country hugs..Sherry

Carolyn Ford said...

Your last shot is priceless! We have them, too, in California. There is some debate about how useful they are. They are saying that accidents happen because drivers speed up to avoid the photo! Who knows? Love your pics!

Alisha said...

hey LV! had fun the other day! cant wait to see you again soon!! love!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We have some of those cameras here in TN.. There are none near us --because we are in a small town--but there are some in Hendersonville where George's parents live. I think they are a good thing!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Light and Voices said...

Too funny that the birds are camera shy. I have a feeling that they won't be getting a $75 ticket. tee hee
Joyce M

Joops said...

I think the fine is a little high, don't you think?

We drove around to see the nature's beauty last week, please come and see!

bj said...

Such a cute post. Love it about the birds.
Our city tried these cameras for awhile but decided they cost more than they were bringing it..removed all of them.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Very interesting post.

LOL loved the birds watching for the green light part.

Stop by if you have a moment!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Riet said...

Those camera's are good for traffic I believe. We have them here too because many accidents happen when people drive through red.

Diann said...

We haven't really had a lot of cameras put up around here. The local news stations have some installed. But, as I have traveled across the country I have noticed a lot of them in the major city areas.

have a wonderrful day!

eileeninmd said...

Funny having the birds waiting for the light to change. Cute post.

mbkatc230 said...

They have installed quite a few of these in our little town, mostly at intersections where there were a lot of accidents. They do seem to have helped. Love the shot of the birds waiting for the green light. And I wonder if they put one near the Starbucks because everyone leaving is all hopped up on expresso! Have a great day. Kathy

SmilingSally said...

You've had fun sleuthing as you're out and about. How interesting. I liked seeing the different cameras and the birds as they avoid becoming JAIL BIRDS.

Danica said...

gotta love those cameras. We are starting to get more in Ohio.

Happy Thursday!

chubskulit said...

That will teach every motorist not to over speed when driving..

Please chack out our last road trip here in Korea.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello LV,

Love your last shot, it is priceless! We have the red light cameras here in Florida. Not sure what the fine is nor do I want personal first hand knowledge! Hope that is not how you learned the cost fo the fine! ;)

Thanks for sharing with us today!

~ Tracy

Mary said...

I've never seen these in my small community. Fascinating! It was a great post today. Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

Our city put these in about a year ago and now you just have to be careful not to follow too closely to the person in front of you because once they turn yellow, people slam on their brakes to avoid being captured on film.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

jeff. said...

cute idea! love the "photo" traffic sign

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning Meme - We, too, have the enforcement cameras where I live in the winter. However, in the summer, when I am in Montana - anyone can go whatever speed they want and no one seems to care. What a dichotomy for me as I never know where my foot should be on the gas pedal.

My banner is finished and I am officially now in blogland - please stop by and say hi if you can.

Toodles - Jo

farmlady said...

These camera's are fine with me because folks don't seem to be able to enforce themselves these days. Everyone is in such a dang hurry and, I for one, have almost been hit by someone trying to beat a red light.

Carly said...

Honestly, I think that the cameras are a good thing. Too many people run lights that are too red, and get into accidents, or have really close calls. Funny about the birds waiting.