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Just got a ticket in the mail for not coming to a complete stop at a red light - at which I was making a right turn. I watched the video link they sent me and I can see that I just paused rather than come to a complete stop. The oncoming traffic in both directions had red lights.

This is #ucking ridiculous. I think people like me help the flow of traffic!

It's the over cautious #holes that slow down our commute!

Just like when we get some snow and everyone drives 10 MPH.

I obviously have to pay the fine, but as a warning to everyone - FOLLOW TRAFFIC LAWS TO THE T!!!

I accept my punishment as I broke the law, but I certainly don't agree with it...

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The good thing is a camera red light infraction is that it does not affect your license at all (no points and it doesn't show up on your abstract).

Just have to pay the $50 fine. Certainly a wake up call. I can see how some people would think it is a money making ploy, but I also can see how my mistake (not coming to a complete stop at a red light before making a right hand turn) has the potential for a much worse situation (accident; etc). Definitely makes you assess yourself and your driving. I think that is the point. It's cheaper to have a camera there than pay higher taxes for a patrol car to sit there all day handing out tickets...

Good learning experience before something much worse happens.

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In Ohio we recently passed 'Slone's Law' making it illegal for those automated speed traps/ red light cameras to site you unless it is manually operated by a police officer.

It's a cash grab, nothing more.

You don't see the value in the investment? I believe I am a cautious and good driver, however I do disobey traffic laws that are in place for a reason. This was a wake up call for me. Laws are laws. I broke one last week and now have to pay a $50 fine.

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