Email I received today . . . Let this letter serve as an immediate notification of an apparent malfunction of the Red Light Camera located at Jefferson and Paseo Del Norte Blvd's in Albuquerque NM. This malfunction occued at approximatly 5:41 pm today, (January 29th, 2007) in the westbound lanes of stated location. The malfunction observed; was a repeated "flashing" of the westbound lanes. There were approximatly 30-40 cars traveling west through the intersection at the time, and I counted at least 5 or 6 flashes of the cars under an obvious "green light" situation. Most cars hesitated and didn't quite know what to do. I feel that this caused un-necessary traffic difficulties and deserves prompt attention by your firm. Could this have been some sort of a test? If indeed it was, then I feel the "rush-hour" timing is in-appropiate, and in the future could cause more problems. (i.e. accidents) Please respond to both of the following e-mail addresses with your explaination. Please email me if you would like to contact the indivual who observed.
According to the Houston Police Department only 25% of the issued citations have been paid since the program began in September of 2006. Violators have 45 days to pay or request a hearing to contest the citation. Unpaid citations are referred to collection agencies, so nonpayment could show up on credit reports. But because camera-generated citations are civil, not criminal, courts can't issue arrest warrants for those who don't pay, as they can for drivers who don't pay speeding tickets — or red-light tickets issued by police who witness violations. Some states threaten to suspend drivers licenses but haven't heard of any cases as such. Very few people know anything about law and there are still many inconsistencies from city to city across the U.S.