The Citizens of Murrieta Won!
N – City of Murrieta
It appears there is going to be another lawsuit to attempt to void our vote! ATS will not stop at anything to make millions off citizens. Tell city council we want them to listen to the citizens. Please attend November 20th city council meeting at 6 pm.
In Fact, They Decrease Safety
ATS PAID FOR ROBO CALLS TO MURRIETA RESIDENTS
Just got a ROBO call from Steve Flynn, the man who sued us to stop the red light camera petition from getting on the ballot. The ending was.... sponsored by Traffic Safety Organizations and Paid for by major donor ATS. Yes that is the camera company ATS. They will not stop at anything!
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Deception and Lies
On November 6th, Murrieta voters will have the opportunity ban red light cameras from our city, something that residents in twenty-three other cities around the country have recently chosen to do. An astounding 73 percent of Anaheim voters said to get rid of them.
But red-light cameras mean big money for Wall Street backed camera companies like American Traffic Solutions (ATS), which makes millions of dollars running Murrieta’s red-light camera program. This is why Murrieta residents have been subjected to a slew of sneaky tactics and fabricated safety claims from ATS’s local front organization, Safe Streets for Murrieta.
A widely distributed flyer from that organization shamefully exploits the deaths of accident victims by cruelly suggesting that red-light cameras would have saved their lives. Each of the three instances cited in the flyer is heartbreaking, but the sad truth is that cameras would not have prevented any of the accidents. Deadly intersection crashes occur almost exclusively as a result of impairment, distraction, fatigue, or evading the police, not an attempt by drivers to rush the yellow light. In one case, the collision was caused by a drunk driver who had a blood alcohol content more than 2.5 times the legal limit. Another accident was caused by a distracted driver who was using a cell phone at the time. The third was triggered by a 17-year-old unlicensed driver who didn’t even have a learner’s permit.
The camera industry’s cynical attempt to profit from such tragedies is unconscionable and anyone who engages in such tactics should be ashamed of themselves.
And the flier, from the company who sued citizens to prevent them from voting, is filled with other camera industry lies and distortions. No, broadside collisions at camera intersections weren’t reduced by 66%. According to the CHP Collision Database they increased by 125%. Plus, at intersections with cameras, red light related collisions increased 120%, and rear end collisions increased 325%. Meanwhile, red light related collisions at three nearby intersections without cameras went down 24%. How can they claim cameras have improved safety when the collisions they’re supposed to prevent went up at camera intersections and down at non-camera intersections?
Their claim that in 2005 eleven people died in red light crashes in Murrieta is also a complete fabrication. All eleven fatalities were caused by impaired drivers with almost half occurring on the highway, not on Murrieta city streets. In fact, since at least 2001 there have been no fatalities in Murrieta where the primary cause of the collision was red light running. That’s right, zero
Their claims about reducing red light violations from 5,100 per to 131 per month are nonsense too. Do you really believe that happened? What they’re doing, to fool you, is comparing apples and oranges and hoping you’ll fall for it. Long before the cameras went in, the camera company estimated how many violations their ticketing cameras might potentially capture and they’re comparing that estimated number with the actual number of citations that were mailed in one low-violation month. So here’s the truth: In the first full month of ticketing at each camera intersection, they issued a total of 197 tickets. Years later, in July 2011 they issued 185 tickets, virtually no change.
Intersection safety is best served by implementing proven engineering solutions, such as lengthened yellow light intervals. For example, after adding one second to the yellows, Loma Linda saw its violation rate drop 92% and Fremont, CA cut violations by 75%.
Don’t fall for the camera industry deception. Join me in voting “YES” on Measure N on November 6th. Remove the red-light cameras and put true safety improvement measures in place that won’t cost Murrieta drivers the hundreds of thousands of dollars per year that the cameras do.
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Ban the Cams in Murrieta
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___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Ban the Cams Committee was formed to fight for Safer Roads in Murrieta. We discovered Red Light Traffic Cameras do not make our intersections safe but raise revenue for the city. Our goal is toban the use of red light traffic cameras in the city through the petition process. A simple solution to make the road safer is:
Murrieta Red-Light Camera Initiative to Remain on Ballot
A three-justice appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the Murrieta red-light camera initiative be allowed to remain on the November ballot.
Victory for the citizens!
We’ve previously shown how and why longer yellow signal times reduce violations and improve intersection safety and that, contrary to the claims of red light camera advocates, drivers don’t adjust to the longer signal times. We now have additional, undeniable proof that we’re right and those supporting photo ticketing are wrong.
California Cities Removed Red Light Traffic Cameras
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Some cities pay three times as much as others! In their initial contracts, nearly all cities agreed to pay about $6000 per camera per month. But now many of those initial contracts have expired, giving cities the opportunity to negotiate a lower rate upon renewal. Some cities have negotiated hard, and now pay significantly less than $6000, often less than half! Examples: Bakersfield $3133, Baldwin Park $2659, Davis $2500, Del Mar $1500, El Cajon $3344, Escondido $2833, Gardena paid $3500 and was even offered $60,000 to not cancel the program (go to their Documents page to see how they negotiated), Hawthorne $2800, Laguna Woods has been paying $3000 and in June 2012 was offered a $67,500 discount when they threatened to cancel the program, Montebello $2500, Oceanside $3052, Oxnard $2733, San Francisco $3434, South Gate $2800, Solana Beach $2225, and Ventura $1800.
Camera Companies, in order of prominence in California, largest coming first -
_____________________________________________________________________Lawsuit to Stop the Petition to be placed on November Ballot (6-7-2012)
We are being sued to stop the petition to Ban the Red Light Traffic camera petition from the November ballot. This is a critical lawsuit because it takes away the citizens right to petition the government.
Read the lawsuit below:
Vote YES on N to remove the RED LIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS
November 2012 Murrieta Ballot to remove the Red Light Cameras!
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MURRIETA: Red-light camera petition validated
MURRIETA: Red light camera ban petition submitted
A petition to ban red light cameras in Murrieta was submitted on Tuesday.
Murrieta resident Diana Serafin has spent the past six months collecting signatures in an effort to scrap the city's five-year-old traffic camera program. If the petition is successful, voters will decide in November 2012.
read more http://blogs.pe.com/news/digest/2011/09/murrieta-red-light-camera-ban.html __________________________________________________________
MURRIETA: Petition to ban red-light cameras submitted
The City of Murrieta has four Red Light Cameras, three on Murrieta Hot Spring Road and one on Clinton Keith and Nutmeg. The City Council voted to add 2 more cameras on Murrieta Hot Springs, one at the 215 freeway intersection and one at the 15 freeway entrance.
A ticket can cost a person between $471 . If you attempt to defend yourself in court and lose, it will cost you $768.
Our goal is to stop Taxation by Citation in Murrieta CA.
If a Red Light Camera ticket is issued, one cannot fight it in court. The courts in Riverside have decided the camera picture is proof you are guilty.
We all know camera videos can be manipulated. Other concerns is how often is the equipment calibrated, maintained or replaced.
The taxpayers of Murrieta are paying over $6000 a month rental for each camera. The taxpayers, then may receive a ticket from the cameras they are paying for. What a scam!
Pros and Cons
• City raises needed revenue
Ban the Cams in Murrieta.