Q&A - Red Light Cameras
I liked your article on left hand turns and taking the time to make sure you do it safely.
However I find myself asking one question after reading your comments, what are the technical details surrounding the use of red light cameras at intersections? Particularly with regard to left turns. Do these cameras make people even more prone to charging ahead on a left turn light when they think that they may be dinged with a ticket from the red light cameras? Possibly you could explain for the general public the technicalities of the red light camera usage and exactly when they should or should not worry about getting a ticket through the red light cameras used?
Myself personally have always thought that if I entered the intersection legally during a green light to make a left hand turn but was forced to wait until at least the yellow light, then I was not going to get a red light camera ticket. However even I am not sure I am completely correct. I deem that I had entered the intersection when my vehicle passed the stop line on the asphalt. Past that stop line point I am "in" the intersection and did not 'enter' the intersection on either the yellow nor the red light.