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We don't need drones, Oregon lawmakers want redlight cameras to spy.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by PiratePast40, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Came across this by accident. It appears that some legislatures are trying to repeal the restriction on red light cameras for more than traffic offenses.


    Public hearing is March 21st. https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Committees/HJUD/2013-03-21-13-00/Agenda

    The affected laws are below. Specifically, they can now use red light cameras for whatever they want instead of just being restricted to the promises of JUST for traffic violations.

    ORS 810.435 is the law they want to repeal, and it's at the end. That's the provision that says you can only use red light cameras for traffic violations.

    (Photo Red Light)

    810.434 Photo red light; operation; evaluation. (1) Any city may, at its own cost, operate cameras designed to photograph drivers who violate ORS 811.265 by failing to obey a traffic control device.

    (2) Cameras operated under this section may be mounted on street lights or put in other suitable places.

    (3) A city that chooses to operate a camera shall:

    (a) Provide a public information campaign to inform local drivers about the use of cameras before citations are actually issued; and

    (b) Once each biennium, conduct a process and outcome evaluation for the purposes of subsection (4) of this section that includes:

    (A) The effect of the use of cameras on traffic safety;

    (B) The degree of public acceptance of the use of cameras; and

    (C) The process of administration of the use of cameras.

    (4) By March 1 of each odd-numbered year, each city that operates a camera under this section shall present to the Legislative Assembly the process and outcome evaluation conducted by the city under subsection (3) of this section. [1999 c.851 §1; 1999 c.1051 §327; 2001 c.474 §1; subsection (5) of 2001 Edition enacted as 2001 c.474 §3; 2003 c.14 §491; 2003 c.339 §1; 2005 c.686 §1; 2007 c.640 §1; 2011 c.545 §65]

    810.435 Use of photographs. Photographs taken under ORS 810.434 may be submitted into evidence in a trial, administrative proceeding or other judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding only for the purpose of proving or disproving a violation of ORS 811.265. [2001 c.474 §4; 2003 c.14 §492; 2003 c.339 §2]
  2. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I like redlight cameras more. Easier to put a tire full of gas around 'em.
    HahnsXD and (deleted member) like this.
  3. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    The control grid is all being centralized and enhanced at a rapid rate pre-collapse. Street cameras are already tied in, tracking every plate, every movement, facial recognition included. We just are not supposed to know that.

  4. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    one question how long will it take to end these cameras if tshtf
  5. 1stklass

    1stklass salem oregon Well-Known Member

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    how long? you mean 3 seconds it takes to swing a hammer??? :paranoid: i didnt do it!