Wednesday, November 10, 2004

I don't know which is worse

I would like to thank the police for making me a paranoid driver. Our city has gone red light camera crazy and now I'm suffering as a result. Whenever I see a red light camera and approach an intersection, I tense up and hope the damned light doesn't turn yellow as I get near. Why the fuss? $285 fine. I don't want an avoidable fine so when that light goes yellow I slam on the brakes, which of course puts me at risk of being rear-ended (especially the way people tailgate). It drives Darlene nuts - she wishes I would just go through unless I have lots of time to stop, but I can never be sure I'm not going to get nailed.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

I totally get where your coming from! If you are ANYWHERE in the intersection when the light turns red, the camera will take your picture. It's made me paranoid too. I think the camera should only take your picture if you are still in the first two thirds of the intersection when the light turns red.

Sheri said...

http://content.calgary.ca/CCA/City+Hall/Business+Units/Roads/Traffic+Signals+and+Pedestrian+Corridors/Red+Light+Camera.htm
This link will show you where all the red light cameras are installed in Calgary.