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The Airing of Grievances: Knoxville

Whoever designed and timed the red-light structure from about Northshore Drive west needs to be taken out and shot.

To all the drivers on I140, you’re dumb asses. Every morning, at about the Westland Avenue exit, traffic comes to a complete stop. Once I travel the additional couple of miles to my exit, I see there’s no problem. There’s no wreck, no stall, no anything. You just stop at random. It’s like there’s a collective cloud of dumbass that covers the area and you breath it deeply. And it looks like all you retards in the left lane need to be in the right lane. Here’s a clue: Get in the right lane sooner.

To the .gov: Despite the fact that studies concluded that red light cameras either increased accidents or had no effect on accidents, you voted to install them any way. I guess the pocketbook is more important than the lives of your constituents, who hopefully vote your sorry asses out soon. I think I’ll open a store that just sells Photoblocker.

5 Responses to “The Airing of Grievances: Knoxville”

  1. jonathanhickman.com :: I’m with him Says:

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  2. emdfl Says:

    Same thing happens on the Wilson Bridge on the 495 by-pass going into DC every morning. Traffic slows for no discernable reason on the bridge, causing backup that can be three miles long. I wish the locals gendarms would stick a cruser at the end of the bridge and start writing “driving too slow for conditions” tickets.

  3. JKB Says:

    When they install the red light cameras, check out the duration of the yellow compared to lights on the same road. You’ll notice a marked reduction in the rigged light’s yellow duration. They adjust it to keep the revenues up. Or at least that is the way it was in the Peoples Republic of Maryland.

  4. Maria Gath Says:

    Privatizing police function ultimately compromises all of our privacy. Itís an obvious and flagrant abuse of authority. Many law enforcement authorities and smaller governmental entities see speed and red light cameras as an important new source of revenue. Citing safety concerns and a shortage of law enforcement officers, these cameras are proliferating rapidly in cities across the country.

    The business model employed by the manufacturer of these cameras and the cities that use them reveals the true motives behind the spread of the technology. These cameras cost money to build, install and maintain. If the ultimate goal is to enhance safety by reducing the amount of vehicles that run red lights, then the costs donít justify the ongoing expenses. It is just that simple. These devices have to continuously issue expensive citations to pay for themselves. Repeated studies demonstrate the best way to enhance red-light safety is to increase the length of the yellow light. In a lot of documented cases where enforcement cameras have been installed, just the opposite Ė a reduction in the duration of the yellow light Ė has occurred. As a result, rather than delivering safety, these devices are
    causing an increase in rear-enders.

    But there is more to it that just that, say privacy advocates like privacy.org. A recent news item on the organizationís web site notes that government agencies admit to losing personal information.

    And of course, private companies that gather our personal information ďleverageĒ it for commercial gain. As we now know, these companies build very detailed profiles of all of us; our interests, our behaviors, locations we frequent, individuals we call and email, all of this data ends up in a commercial data bases. So how is the information gathered by camera-based vehicle code enforcement systems being stored? In private data banks with no public access.

    Thatís unconstitutional. Not only does an alleged offender have no right to confront his or her accuser in these cases, but defendants also have no access to the private image databases being maintained outside of normal, constitutional oversight. So if an individual cited and ticketed by these automated devices was not in reality speeding, or if a camera has malfunctioned in any way, there is no constitutional recourse for the accused. And thatís just not right.

    PhotoBlocker Spray is a clear, hi-gloss permanent reflective finish that, when applied to automobile or truck license plates, creates a glossy finish that mirrors and reflects photo radar. The resulting picture, the only evidence against a flesh-and-blood citizen, is overexposed and unreadable. A small, but worthy step in countering a national invasion of
    privacy.

  5. SayUncle » Which is it? Says:

    […] Either all the drivers on I140 read my post yesterday or today is some sort of retard holiday because I140 was not backed up this morning for the first time in weeks. […]