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-- New York City is now facing a major class action lawsuit over its so called red light cameras do you have these near -- -- supposed to catch violators in the act or running lights.
Allowing police to issue lots of citations.
But this new lawsuit alleges that cameras are actually big need to to boost the payoff for the ticket collectors.
Trace Gallagher has more on that race.
-- it's a -- govern your city 293.
Million dollars mega the past five years alone and the reason that New Yorkers being sued now -- because the drivers think.
That the city is rigging them that week hit more drivers as you said and you -- more tickets now look.
Federal law says that yellow lights at intersections where the speed limit is thirty miles per hour.
Have to be at least three seconds long so AAA because of all these complaints set out some engineers they checked -- a dozen lights and found that all of the yellow lights were too short.
Some of them.
Up to a half second to short and -- second results in tens of thousands of extra tickets.
The New York Department of Transportation says quoting here.
There has been no substantiation.
That any red light cameras and these reports were improperly timed or -- any violation.
Being issued incorrectly -- triple -- acknowledges there are many study.
Is not enough.
-- support this lawsuit but says there is nothing to support the city's claim that cameras save lives saying quoting again.
Too short yellow lights guarantee that lots of citations will be issued.
But does nothing to improve safety there are 540.
Communities in this country -- That use these red light cameras the average -- is a hundred bucks in New York City it's fifty bucks.
The highest Biden's.
Right here in California 400 and -- oh dollars.
And most of them are not running the red light is for not stopping Foley when you make that right hand turn satellite.
There's a warm light in Oakland alone that generates three million.
Dollars a year.
Why -- camera wow three million bucks that is unbelievable.
I got pulled over one time for going left on red but it was a one way you know the lonely street in the got on the -- I thought you could take a left on -- not just -- red on red.
Long as you on an annual one way and he said you can't.
-- is a big signs saying no turn on red.
-- -- -- -- -- new -- New York -- the -- drive you got -- practice and just problematic thanks Trace.
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