Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
It sure is. In Florida, the govt has shortened the duration time on yellow lights, in order for more drivers to run red lights where there are cameras. Record breaking number of moving violations.
There's a main road near me with like 10 stoplights within 7-8 miles, that I swear allows all the 25 MPH sidestreets more green light time than the 35-40 MPH Main Road between 4 and 7 PM every week night. And I pass at least 3 cops on those side streets anytime I drive during rush hour, and I don't think I've ever driven it between those times without seeing at least one person getting a ticket. The intersections are always backed up during rush hour and one light in particular requires a two cycles to get through every time, even though its side streets are almost always empty.
There's also a 60 MPH state highway nearby with lights that turn red at 2-3 in the morning when no one is waiting on the side streets. And while I don't think they're ticketing from the cams on these corssings (yet), they make you choose between unnecessarily wasting gas and time and wear and tear on your car or running the risk of a ticket. It's a big crock of shit.