Red light camera

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Mahertruck, May 27, 2020.

  1. Mahertruck

    Mahertruck Light Load Member

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    I was looking by the website to find out

    Here's the story happened with me this morning at the same city hannibal. Mo

    The traffic lights cameras I guess flashing on me at the intersection the traffic was going slow and me was going around 25mph the thing mess up my view was semi truck front of me almost covered the light ones I got little bit before the line I saw the light was orange then changed to red and it was confusing at that time so may 2 or 3 feet before made the difference maan

    First time with me happened like this.

    So from your experience you think I have chance to skip this . I'm just worry fine and record issue .
    I'm sure happened accidentally
     
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  3. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

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    The gist of your question is understandable. You were following too close to the truck. So you couldn't see the traffic light. That's what they'll say. Sure you can always try and fight it
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That's happened to me a dozen times or more.
    Never heard anything about any of those.
    Wait it out.
     
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  5. Mahertruck

    Mahertruck Light Load Member

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    So you think do I need to wait for something coming up after this happens?
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That's what I would do.
    I got two of those the same day at the same intersection and never heard anything.
    People that review those photos take into consideration why the truck didn't make it through the intersection. That's about the only situation where truckers get a fair break.
     
  7. Mahertruck

    Mahertruck Light Load Member

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    You know it just happened with me this morning don't know If I will get something by the mail.
    Wanna see if there's drivers got this kind of issue before
     
  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Probably thousands of truckers are in that situation every year and don't receive anything about it.
     
  9. Mahertruck

    Mahertruck Light Load Member

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    You right because the semi truck the one was front of me close enough that makes me can't see the light early enough before the line
     
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  10. CousinVinny

    CousinVinny Medium Load Member

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    I do know that there are a lot of those photo enforcement cameras that are no longer being used to issue citations. These cameras operate on the assumption that the vehicle owner is the driver and any penalties based on this "evidence" are a direct violation of the sixth amendment's confrontation clause.
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Has that point been argued in court?
     
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