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    Default Nassau County Red Light Camera

    Nassau County on Tuesday released the 20 locations where red-light cameras will be installed by Sept. 1 to catch violators.
    Three of the sites became operational at 12:01 Thursday.
    Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi was scheduled to hold a news conference later in the day to release further details of the program.
    Here are the locations:
    1. Baldwin, Grand Avenue & Merrick Road - EB & WB
    2. Baldwin, Merrick Road & Milburn Avenue - SB & NB
    3. Bellmore, Bellmore Avenue & Merrick Road - EB & WB
    4. Bellmore, Bellmore Avenue & Newbridge Road - SB & NB
    5. *Bethpage, Stewart Avenue & Central Avenue - EB &WB
    6. East Meadow, Merrick Avenue & Glenn Curtiss Boulevard - SB & NB
    7. East Rockaway, Atlantic Avenue & Ocean Avenue - WB & EB
    8. Hicksville, Old Country Road & Hicksville Road - SB & NB
    9. Hicksville, Old Country Road & Jerusalem Avenue - WB & NB
    10. Hicksville/Plainview, Old Country Road & South Oyster Bay Road - SB & EB
    11. Inwood/Lawrence, Austin Boulevard & Empire Boulevard/Long Beach Road - NEB & SWB
    12. Inwood/Lawrence, Nassau Expressway & Rockaway Turnpike - NB & NEB
    13. Levittown, Wantagh Avenue & Old Jerusalem Road - SB & NB
    14. *Massapequa, Merrick Road & Park Boulevard - EB & WB
    15. Merrick, Merrick Road & Merrick Avenue - EB & WB
    16. *Oceanside, Atlantic Avenue & Lawson Avenue - SB & NB
    17. Oceanside, Long Beach Road & Daly Boulevard - SB & NB
    18. Oceanside, Long Beach Road & Mott Street - SB & NB
    19. Uniondale, SB & NB Earle Ovington Boulevard & Charles Lindbergh Boulevard EB
    20. Woodmere, Woodmere Boulevard & Peninsula Boulevard - NE & SW
    Source: Nassau County

    http://www.newsday.com/long-island/n...ions-1.1347499
    Last edited by Lil_Ms_EMS; 08-04-2009 at 03:04 PM. Reason: added link

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    Default Re: Nassau County Red Light Camera

    The Federal Highway Administration has given red light cameras a less than enthusiastic endorsement.
    Safety Evaluation of Red-Light Cameras—Executive Summary, FHWA-HRT-05-049

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    Default Re: Nassau County Red Light Camera

    Better check #11. The streets described, Empire Boulevard and Ausitn are in Island Park, aka: North Long Beach. That maybe a misprint.
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    and I thought there was going to be one at Lido Blvd. and the Loop Parkway as well as Lido Blvd. and Greenway.. in Lido/Point Lookout
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    One of the conditions is that the traffic lights have to be under the control of the County. So, any lights that are Town, Village, or State run will not have cameras.

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    The original post states 20 cameras installed by September 1st so maybe that's why the list is different. I have been wondering about bellmore ave/merrick rd and merrick ave/merrick rd for a while. There appears to be cameras of some sort at those intersections for well over a year. I didn't know if they were cameras or pre-emptors to change the lights but the traffic lights are painted yellow indicating they are either town or county traffic lights, which leads me to believe that they are not pre-emptors since they are only allowed on state roads... Can anybody elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by underthedome View Post
    One of the conditions is that the traffic lights have to be under the control of the County. So, any lights that are Town, Village, or State run will not have cameras.
    I believe that all of the TSL in nassau county are owned and maintained by the county with the exception of lights that are on state roads which are owned and maintained by them. About 20+ years ago the county took over all of the villages and city TSL so that they can monitor them in there "bunker".

    The more important criteria is weather the ticket is answerable within the county's jurisdiction.
    Last edited by ggfgg; 08-04-2009 at 04:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notanothercliche View Post
    which leads me to believe that they are not pre-emptors since they are only allowed on state roads...
    Ther are pre-emptors installed all over the county that are not on state roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBHWMF View Post
    I hate to say it, but, get the tools ready for the rear end jobs and T-bones.
    You can count on it SBHWMF. The only way to safely implement a camera system is by following the lead of the state of Virginia. The speed limit drops down to 45mph (on roadways where the speed limit is 60 mph) approx 1500 ft before the light and the area inside the last 500 foot perimeter is "X"ed out in bright flouresent letters ( It actually looked like I was approaching a rail road crossing) Signs are clearly visible that you are approaching a Camera monitored intersection.

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    The county sees this as generating "safety" (and of course, profits).

    Speak to anyone that works or drives down Eastern Pkwy in Brooklyn, Cross Bay & Liberty in Queens, etc etc. REAR END CENTRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am curious as to who chose these locations as I can think of plenty worse spots.

    Guaranteed- as SBHWMF said, you're runs will be increasing. People would rather get hit then take a $50 ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBHWMF View Post
    Oh, I know exactly whats going to happen, take Queens Blvd and Eastern Parkway as examples of whats happaned in the city, its all about the revenue generated for the County, not about safety or lives. Chalk up another one for Nassau !
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    what if it's raining or ice and someone skids through? does it have a delay?
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    I think the thing is these people realized that if there's an average of lets say 172 accidents a year at the conrer of XYZ & ABC- and now we add a camera- they'll be 172...

    ...Doesn't look too good on paper.....

    ...Recently, a newscast reported that 6 out of NY State's "Deadliest" roads (ped struck, mva's with fatals, etc) were where? Nassau.

    Odds are you have a better shot of survival on Rt. XYZ in upstate NY with no Guardrails, one lane each way, in a blizzard, then you do on a Saturday night on the SSP, NSP, Old Country or Hemp Tpke.
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    The judge will decide then just go to the video tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBHWMF View Post
    Maybe, if theyre was some " Bombay " in the " fridge " where Im at now, i'd have 1..guess Ill be flying to the south, where MFD594 and " Teddy Ruxpin " reside......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFD594 View Post
    The county sees this as generating "safety" (and of course, profits).

    Speak to anyone that works or drives down Eastern Pkwy in Brooklyn, Cross Bay & Liberty in Queens, etc etc. REAR END CENTRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am curious as to who chose these locations as I can think of plenty worse spots.

    Guaranteed- as SBHWMF said, you're runs will be increasing. People would rather get hit then take a $50 ticket.
    It's the way I drive to and from work, what a nightmare that intersection is over there.

    It's either people flying threw the lights to avoid a cheap $30 ticket, or people making smoke with their tires by jamming on their brakes.

    I believe there was a Pedestrian Struck DOA about three months ago where a truck tried to beat the camera and the light and struck some guy crossing the street.

    They're all over Cross Bay Blvd. though. I pass by four just to get to the Northern Conduit / Belt Parkway.

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    why is it that a majority of them are in the town of hempstead and none in glen cove why Tom lives.

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    I was @ the intersection of Atlantic Ave and Lawson Blvd in the west bound lanes tonight when 2 cars ran the light, followed by 2 flashes from the newly installed traffic cameras....the fun begins!!!!
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    what happens with emergency response vehicles? and also does this thing let on slide if they speed it up on the yellow, and are in the middle of the intersection when it hits red? or how about someone trying to make a left turn against oncoming traffic without signals, we all know that most likely no ones gonna let you go until the light turns red. what do you do then? this whole thing is a f'ing nightmare!!
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    These cameras allow no leeway, if your wheels or bumper enter the intersection one instant after the light has changed the computer will issue the ticket--at least a cop will exercise discretion in the close case. However, my understanding of the VTL is that if you have entered the intersection on the green or yellow, you are allowed to proceed through even after the light turns red.

    More troubling than chief's cars (which are authorized emergency vehicles), is the issue of members responding to an alarm, who stop at a red light and then proceed carefully through the intersection. Your blue light is merely a "courtesy", and while cops generally recognize that courtesy for responding ff's, the red light cameras won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollover View Post
    More troubling than chief's cars (which are authorized emergency vehicles), is the issue of members responding to an alarm, who stop at a red light and then proceed carefully through the intersection. Your blue light is merely a "courtesy", and while cops generally recognize that courtesy for responding ff's, the red light cameras won't.
    If you run the red with your blue light, you deserve the ticket. Your POV is not a fire truck, and you are to obey all traffic laws. People who use their blue lights to drive like a chief make us all look bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer0509 View Post
    If you run the red with your blue light, you deserve the ticket. Your POV is not a fire truck, and you are to obey all traffic laws. People who use their blue lights to drive like a chief make us all look bad.
    Things may have changed quite a bit since my day, but I don't think vol ff response has changed that much. At 1:00 a.m., do you stop and wait for a red light with not another car in sight--or do you carefully proceed through the intersection? I do not believe that is equivalent to driving like a chief who, as I said, is an emergency vehicle. But don't worry, the red light camera will assure that anybody who passes the light--even at 1:00 in the morning will receive his ticket.

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