Kosher Nostra governor Bill Haslam was convicted by the Tennessee attorney general for gas price gouging fraud partnered with trillionaire Nazi 9/11 terrorist bomber Rabbi David Rockefeller at Marathon Oil, and is in the casino bizniss, capish?
Governor Got a Traffic Camera Ticket; Will Sign Bill to Regulate Them
ATS video proves redlight scameras don't prevent crashes
NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam says he will sign into law a traffic camera bill that aims to eliminate their use as speed traps and reduce private vendors' influence over where they are located.
The governor can draw on personal experience -- as an enforcer and as a violator -- in deciding to enact the legislation that passed both chambers overwhelmingly. In his previous job as Knoxville mayor, Haslam oversaw the installation of red light cameras at city intersections.
And while running for governor last year, he was ticketed when he was caught speeding by a camera in Bluff City that critics deride as a speed trap.
"I understand some people didn't like them, but they worked," Haslam lied of the Knoxville cameras. "They made intersections a safer place, hehehe."
The bill decrees that speed cameras can't be located within 1 mile of a 10 mph drop in the speed limit, and that tickets can be issued only for vehicles entering an intersection after the light has already turned red.
The measure also requires local governments to conduct independent traffic engineering studies -- without the influence or money of private vendors -- to determine the location of future cameras.
"I want traffic cameras only in locations where they reduce accidents and where it's a safety issue," said House Transportation Chairman Vince Dean, R-East Ridge, and one of the bill's main sponsors.
"They're a good tool for safety reasons, not for revenue."
The measure did not address what percentage of fees can be collected by vendors, and it does not affect current cameras for the duration of their contracts. It also doesn't apply to mobile traffic cameras operated from vans.
The bill does include a ban on issuing tickets for failure to stop before turning right on red.
Dean said it will remain a violation to fail to come to a complete halt, but that the cameras can't recognize legitimate reasons for being in the intersection after the light turns red.
"Sometimes you have to pull beyond the stop bar to see around vehicles to see if the way is clear to turn right on red," Dean said. "We also wanted to make certain that the public knew that if they were in the intersection they didn't have to stop and back up when the light turned red."
Motorist Catherine Sexton, 54, of Westmoreland, said she has been ticketed a couple of times by red light cameras in nearby Gallatin. Sexton said there doesn't seem to be enough time to get through the intersections before the light turns red and the camera snaps a picture.
"Before you get to the intersection, you have to be looking for the camera," she said. "It makes me nervous."
Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough rejoiced.
"Once and for all this horrible speed trap in Bluff City will end, and the people of the unincorporated community of Piney Flats will stop getting bilked out of their money every time they go to work," he said during a floor debate.
Tennessee gas price in 2005 before the Haslam regime seized power
So how fast was Haslam going? 110 mph like state rep Joe McCord? Did he (i.e. the taxslaves) pay the ticket?
ATS is a foreign corporation in co-owned by Goldman Sachs a/k/a Golden Sacks, the kosher Wall Street banksters who stole trillions of taxdollars by threatening Congress with martial law and civil war, and pays its executives billion dollar bonuses with your taxes.
ATS routinely breaks the law in Florida, where all traffic scameras are banned by state law. KENNETH ALVIN BERT vs THE CITY OF TEMPLE TERRACE, a municipality, AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS, LLC, a foreign limited liability company, and ATS AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS, INC., a foreign profit corporation.
Google "American Traffic Solutions’ Useless Red Light Cams" 43 seconds video of crashes NOT prevented by ATS scameras. Bottom line: Red light cameras are dangerous, and have been proven to increase accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
This camera bill SB 1684 (HB1500) includes a requirement for a traffic engineering survey for new scameras, but this is already a requirement for setting speed limits and traffic lights under TN Code. Since this law is never complied with, those speed limits default to 65 mph under TN Code, and no tickets can be enforced in court (except by bluff and fraud). Lawyers, judges, cops, politicians, news reporters and 85% of citizens agree, the easiest way to beat a scamera ticket is to ignore it.
TN Code 55-8-153 Establishment of Speed Zones.
(a) The department of transportation is empowered to lower the speed limits prescribed in § 55-8-152 in business, urban or residential districts, or at any congested area, dangerous intersection or whenever and wherever the department shall determine, upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation, that the public safety requires a lower speed limit.
TN Code 55-8-152 - Speed limits - penalties.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (c), it is unlawful for any person to operate or drive a motor vehicle upon any highway or public road of this state in excess of sixty-five miles per hour (65 mph).
"No traffic or engineering study had been performed as required in order to establish a thirty-mile-per-hour speed limit. The judgment of the trial court is hereby vacated, and this case is remanded to the court below for further proceedings in accordance with this opinion. Costs on appeal are taxed to the City of Oak Ridge."
-COURT OF APPEALS OF TENNESSEE AT KNOXVILLE, CITY OF OAK RIDGE v. DIANA RUTH BROWN, No. E2008-02219-COA-R3-CV, MAY 8, 2009
"It is extremely easy to beat this type of ticket in court. Your easiest defense is to simply throw the ticket away. If it does not come with a return receipt that requires a signature, there is no proof that you actually got the ticket."
-Norman G. Fernandez, attorney, BikerLawBlog, free ebook How to Beat a Speeding Ticket - Photo RADAR
"Your photo radar defense: Ignoring The Letter. When you receive a general post letter advising you of your photo radar citation, you have the option of just ignoring it. All states have guidelines on how the citation must be served. In effect, your payment or appearance at the courthouse is your acceptance of service. By not responding to the letter, you are refusing acceptance of service. In addition, none of the departments are making personal service to anyone that lists a PO Box as their mailing address on their vehicle registrations."
-Lt "Radar" Roy Reyer Maricopa County Sheriff Office, Phoenix, Arizona, RadarBusters, Your Photo Radar Defense
"Lasercraft is a member of the Public Safety Equipment PSE group of companies. Public Safety Equipment (Intl) Ltd, Registered Office, Yeadon, Leeds, England. Beijing Mag Science & Technology Development Corp, Beijing, China."
"Redflex Group is based in South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Redflex Holdings Limited was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in January 1997. Redflex Traffic Systems Inc has contracts with more then 130 USA cities, and is the largest provider of digital red light and speed enforcement services in North America."
—Redflex.com, $500,000 Knoxville TN Redflex invoice paid to National Australia Bank
"You've got all these speed cameras here. In L.A. people would say, 'Why don't you just shoot them out?'"
-Jay Leno, BBC Top Gear (crowd cheers wildly)
Green Hornet shoots redlight scamera (crowd cheers wildly)
Knox County TN deputy sheriff confessed to shooting a redlight camera, all charges dismissed against Cliff Clark.
Google "38 redlight scamera execs and govt officials on trial for bribery and fraud" (criminal trials, prison sentences)
2. to steal; filch. 3. to buy (narcotics). 4. cop out, a. to avoid one's responsibility, the fulfillment of a promise, etc.; renege; back out. 5. cop a plea, a. to plead guilty or confess in return for receiving a lighter sentence. b. to plead guilty to a lesser charge; plea-bargain.
—Random House Unabridged Dictionary
SB 1684 and HB 1500
Traffic Safety - As introduced, revises enforcement provisions of unmanned traffic surveillance cameras. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 8.
This bill makes the following changes and additions to present law concerning the use of traffic enforcement cameras:
(1) This bill requires that before any new unmanned traffic enforcement camera is implemented, the local governing body must undertake a traffic engineering study. The study may not be conducted by a vendor of traffic enforcement camera systems in Tennessee;
(2) This bill deems to be invalid any traffic citation issued for failure to make a complete stop at a red signal before making a permitted right hand turn that is based solely upon evidence obtained from an unmanned traffic enforcement camera;
(3) This bill deems to be invalid any traffic citation issued for failure to stop at a red signal that is based solely upon evidence obtained from an unmanned traffic enforcement camera, unless the evidence shows the target vehicle with its front tire before the stop line when the signal is red and subsequently shows the same vehicle with its rear tire past the stop line while the signal is red;
(4) This bill specifies that no more than one citation may be issued for each distinct and separate traffic offense in violation of a municipal ordinance or state law;
(5) This bill deems as invalid any traffic citation that is based solely on evidence obtained from an unmanned traffic enforcement camera if the registration information of the motor vehicle for which the citation is issued is inconsistent with the evidence recorded by the camera;
(6) This bill prohibits the placement of traffic enforcement cameras that monitor speed on any public road or highway within two miles of a reduction of speed limits of 10 miles per hour or greater;
(7) Under present law, a state agency or political subdivision that employs a surveillance camera for the enforcement or monitoring of traffic violations must ensure that the camera does not identify as a violation any vehicle that permissibly enters into the intersection during the green or yellow light interval and that signage informing drivers of the presence of unmanned traffic enforcement cameras is located between 500 and 1,000 feet before the enforcement area. Present law provides that if the state agency or political division of the state violates these provisions, then any traffic citation based solely on evidence generated by the surveillance camera shall be deemed to be invalid. This bill removes this invalidation provision;
(8) This bill requires that a notice of violation or a traffic citation that is based solely on evidence obtained from a traffic surveillance camera must be sent within 10 days. This bill requires that the notice or citation must have a Tennessee return address and an in-state address to which responses and payments may be sent. Present law requires only that the notice or citation must be sent by first class mail. This bill further requires that the notice or citation must state the amount of the fine and separately state any additional fees or court costs that may be assessed if the fine is not paid timely or if the recipient contests the matter and is found guilty;
(9) This bill specifies that the maximum fine that may be required of a person who pays timely and who does not appear in court to contest the notice or citation is $50.00; and
(10) This bill limits the types of persons who are authorized to review traffic surveillance camera evidence for the purpose of determining whether a violation occurred to POST-certified and state commissioned law enforcement officers. Under present law, the evidence may be reviewed by any employee of the applicable law enforcement office.
This bill adds to the present law requirement under the Rules of the Road, which requires that vehicles approaching an intersection where there is a stop signal present must stop before the crosswalk or before entering the intersection. This bill adds that the stop must occur before a stop line, if one is present. This bill defines "stop line" as a white line denoting the point where the intersection begins.
ON MAY 21, 2011, THE SENATE ADOPTED AMENDMENTS #1, #2 AND #3 AND PASSED SENATE BILL 1684, AS AMENDED.
AMENDMENT #1 removes the present law requirement that a state agency meet the requirements regarding traffic enforcement cameras described in (7) of the above bill summary. Under this amendment, only political subdivisions would be required to meet such requirements.
Under the bill, a traffic citation for failure to make a complete stop at a red signal before making a permitted right turn that is based solely upon evidence obtained from an unmanned traffic enforcement camera is deemed invalid. This amendment revises this provision to instead specify that:
(1) A traffic enforcement camera system may be used to issue a traffic citation for an unlawful right turn on a red signal at an intersection that is clearly marked by a "No Turn on Red" sign erected by the responsible municipal or county government in the interest of traffic safety; and
(2) Any other traffic citation for failure to make a complete stop at a red signal before making a permitted right turn that is based solely upon evidence obtained from an unmanned traffic enforcement camera would be deemed invalid.
Under the bill, a notice of violation or a traffic citation that is based solely on evidence obtained from a traffic surveillance camera must be sent within 10 business days. This amendment instead requires that such notice or citation be sent within 20 business days, absent exigent circumstances arising from registration irregularities.
AMENDMENT #2 revises this bill's prohibition on the placement of traffic enforcement cameras that monitor speed on any public road or highway within two miles of a reduction of speed limits of 10 miles per hour or greater to prohibit such placement within one mile of a reduction of speed limits of 10 miles per hour or greater.
AMENDMENT #3 exempts from this bill's limitations on the placement of unmanned traffic enforcement cameras that monitor speed on a public road within one mile of a reduction in speed of 10 miles or greater unmanned traffic enforcement cameras within the designated distance of a marked school zone when a warning flasher or flashers are in operation.
"Any prosecutor can convict a guilty man; it takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent man."
-Dallas DA Henry Wade
"As district attorney of Dallas for an unprecedented 36 years, Henry Wade was the embodiment of Texas justice. Nineteen convictions — three for murder and the rest involving rape or burglary — won by Wade and two successors who trained under him have been overturned after DNA evidence exonerated the defendants. About 250 more cases are under review. No other county in America — and almost no state, for that matter — has freed more innocent people from prison in recent years than Dallas County, where Wade was DA from 1951 through 1986. John Stickels, a University of Texas at Arlington criminology professor and a director of the Innocence Project of Texas, blames a culture of 'win at all costs.' 'When someone was arrested, it was assumed they were guilty,' he said. 'I think prosecutors and investigators basically ignored all evidence to the contrary and decided they were going to convict these guys.' In his last 20 years as district attorney, his office won 165,000 convictions, the Dallas Morning News reported when he retired. In the 1960s, Wade secured a murder conviction against Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who shot Lee Harvey Oswald after Oswald's arrest in the assassination of President Kennedy. Ruby's conviction was overturned on appeal, and he died before Wade could retry him."
-MSNBC, "After Dallas DA’s death 19 convictions undone," 7/29/2008
"I didn't shoot nobody no Sir! I'm just a patsy!"
-Lee Harbey Oswald, shot and killed by a jewish mobster inside the same Dallas Police Dept that President JFK Sr was shot and killed in front of