Posts Tagged ‘Automobiles’

Los Angeles Red Light Cameras Lead To Increased Accidents

November 16, 2009

The city has claimed that the cameras reduced accidents by 34%, but a little fact-checking proved this assertion wrong:

Is it money or safety? We wanted to know actual numbers of accidents at red light camera intersections to see if they really went down.

When we asked, the LAPD became very defensive. The sergeant in charge told me in an e-mail, “The city would hope that it is the goal of KCBS/KCAL to discuss the positive aspects of the photo red light program.”

So we filed a public records request. The department charged us more than $500 for a computer run. When we got the numbers back, they told a different story.

We looked at every accident at every red light camera intersection for six months of data before the cameras were installed and six months after.

The final figures? Twenty of the 32 intersections show accidents up after the cameras were installed! Three remained the same and only nine intersections showed accidents decreasing.

 

THE ARTICLE: Los Angeles Red Light Cameras Lead To Increased Accidents

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IF ONLY They Had Made Small Efficient Cars That People Want…

February 10, 2009

France is bailing-out it’s car makers (Renault and Peugeot-Citroën) because they didn’t make small fuel efficient cars that people wanted… Oh wait.

Speaking of car bail-outs, Nissan is seeking a bail-out. If ONLY they had made small fuel efficient cars that people want to buy….

FU American haters!

Chrysler – Watching The Death Spiral…

January 20, 2009

So, FIAT agreed to buy a 35% stake of Chrysler with the option of going up to 55% today… WOW! Deja Vu! It was only a few decades ago that AMC did the same thing with Renault with the disastrous results that ended up killing the company.

FIAT builds shitty cars. They have always built shitty cars. If the Italian government didn’t constantly prop them up, they would have been gone 50 years ago! They have entered and left the American market place many times over their history and each time, they had to leave because they build shitty cars. (Just like Renault).

So now Chrysler is allowing itself to be bought up so they can build shitty FIATs in America!?!?! BRILLIANT!

I spit on Bob Eaton for taking Chrysler when they were in good shape and selling them out to Daimler and starting this whole mess! May you burn in hell Bob.

I’m no longer a MOPAR man…