DORAL RED-LIGHT CAMERAS START TODAY (Locations here)…What Would Reagan Say?
Posted by FactReal on April 1, 2011
|REVENUE AND BIG BROTHER RATHER THAN SAFETY?
The City of Doral, a municipality west of the Miami International Airport, joined today1 other cities in South Florida using red-light cameras.
Their road safety program on the city’s website indicates that2:
|– NB NW 87TH AVE @ NW 36TH ST / DORAL BLVD
– EB NW 36TH ST / DORAL BLVD @ NW 87TH AVE
– WB NW 36TH ST / DORAL BLVD @ NW 87TH AVE
– SB NW 79TH AVE @ NW 36TH ST / DORAL BLVD
– EB NW 36TH ST / DORAL BLVD @ NW 79TH AVE
– WB NW 36TH ST / DORAL BLVD @ NW 79TH AVE
– NB NW 97TH AVE @ NW 41ST ST / DORAL BLVD
– SB NW 97TH AVE @ NW 41ST ST / DORAL BLVD
– WB NW 41ST ST / DORAL BLVD @ NW 97TH AVE
– EB NW 41ST ST / DORAL BLVD @ NW 107TH AVE
– WB NW 41ST ST / DORAL BLVD @ NW 107TH AVE
• Additional locations may be added in the future. Isn’t that great: cameras everywhere.
|• Canned stats: The city posted on their website the same line being used by the camera contractor American Traffic Solutions (ATS): “676 people were killed and 113,000 were injured in red-light running crashes that occurred in 2009.” Where? 676 died in Doral or in the entire country? How many people were killed in Doral due to red-light running? People pushing for the cameras are using the same canned statistics. Check it out and “google” the sentence. Why don’t they provide the real statistics for the City of Doral? They think we are stupid.
GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT…
The camera will not stop the reckless or the drunk. “Truly reckless and impaired people won’t pay attention to a sign saying there’s a camera. Law-abiding people will jam on their brakes and cause a rear-end collision,” a Boca Raton council member said.
A Florida State Senator added that the red light cameras have simply become a way for local governments to use “these cameras to tax their citizens under the disguise of safety.”3
|WHAT WOULD RONALD REAGAN SAY?
Using Ronald Reagan’s famous speech against Socialized Medicine as an inspiration and replacing the words “medicine” and “socialism” for “public safety” and “Big Brother,” it would read:
|“Under the name of “public safety” the American people will adopt every fragment of the “Big Brother” program.
There are many ways in which our government has invaded the precincts of private citizens…
One of the traditional methods of imposing “Big Brother” on a people has been by way of “public safety.” It’s very easy to disguise a “Big Brother” program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests “public safety…”
James Madison in 1788, speaking to the Virginia Convention said: “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment [reduction] of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.”