Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Never get a ticket again

There is something new when it comes to photo enforcement.this is called Nav alert and is made to work with Gps systems to let you know when you are coming through a photo enforced area where the cameras are going bad.


I have great news to share. Today, on the Howard Stern Show, we launched our newest satellite-based red light and speed camera driver warning system. These GPS based devices are designed to warn drivers of all impending speed traps, red light and speed cameras in North America. They are guaranteed to help you avoid costly traffic tickets by giving you enough advance warning on impending traps. In addition to our best-selling passive anti-red light camera protection products, we will also be adding Radar and Laser Detectors.


How it works
Over the past several years we have been mapping out the locations of all red light, speed camera and speed traps in USA and Canada. Using 24 GPS satellites that are overhead our NavAlert system tracks all traffic enforcement locations and devices to give you audible warning upon approach. (see below)

Click here to watch how it works: VIDEO

NavAlert Red Light Speed Camera Warning System

Click here to watch how it works: VIDEO

* Lighter Plug Installation
* Alerts To Every type of Red Light Speed Camera in USA and Canada
* Uses SIRF GPS technology
* GPS data via USB can supply your laptop or cell phone GPS NMEA data

The NavAlert speed camera detector can store around 150,000 positions in its database. All cameras in North America covered. The speed camera locations can be divided into different data sets, to distinguish between such positions as fixed speed cameras, possible mobile camera positions, red light cameras, schools, and high collision areas.
The tiny NavAlert unit has an LED display on the front of the unit, which provides additional information to the voice announcements. While driving normally it will display the current speed. When a warning is triggered, a chime is heard followed by an announcement such as "camera ahead limit 60" , the speed limit at the camera site will flash , before going back to displaying the vehicles speed. This will typically happen at 500 meters from the camera position, . A second chime is heard at 200 yards from the camera site, and if the vehicle is still over the speed limit, a continuous warning is heard "reduce speed" + warning sound until the vehicle speed drops to the speed limit, or the camera site is passed at which time a all clear chime is herd.

Detects to Gatso, Truvelo, SPECS, Speedmaster, DS2, traffic light cameras, high traffic collision areas and all other permanent safety cameras, The detector will give an over-speed warning in close proximity to the camera if exceeding the speed limit, but will automatically mute when within the speed limit, The driver is advised of only cameras on the road they are driving along, thereby negating false alerts, The driver is advised as they approach high collision areas, GPS speedometer, Announces close proximity to schools Monday - Friday 08:00 - 5:00, (school zones can be switched off) Displays the current location as Latitude and Longitude, which can be relayed to the emergency services or breakdown authorities.

The NavAlert is easy to install. In the box there is a small rubberized magnet, with a peel off sticky base. The user simply has to remove the sticker cover, and position the magnet on the top of their dashboard. Insert the power jack into the cigar lighter, and plug the other end of the lead into the NavAlert unit, then place on top of the magnet. It is now ready to use.
The NavAlert is very easy to update via our website. The user simply logs onto the website, and plugs the unit into the PC via the USB cable (supplied). The user clicks the update database button on the front page of the website, and follows a few simple instructions.

Weight 0.50 lbs


Saturday, March 24, 2007

Corpus Christi Cameras

By Eric Skrum, NMA Communications Director

Corpus Christi, Texas is experiencing a drop in red-light tickets at intersections where the yellow light was increased by three-quarters of a second. Despite the decrease in tickets, the city is still fixated on red-light violations.

The solution would seem to be an additional increase in yellow-light time. The Texas Transportation Institute released a study in 2004 that showed by increasing the yellow-light time by one full second, a forty percent decrease in collisions can be achieved. Since Corpus Christi engineers only increased the yellow light time by three-quarters of a second, an increase of a full second or more would achieve better results. Other proven engineering solutions could also be explored.

Unfortunately, this is not the sensible avenue the city will pursue. Like many other cities in Texas, Corpus Christi officials are currently accepting bids from five different photo enforcement companies.

When discussing the reasons for using red-light cameras, city officials initially cite safety. However, the focus of any subsequent reports is primarily the revenue. The camera system will not cost the city a dime. The camera manufacturers will install and maintain the equipment in exchange for a cut of every ticket issued. In some states where cameras are used, this cut can be as high as seventy percent of the ticket fine. No word yet on how much of the ticket fine Corpus Christi will need to fork over to the camera vendors.

Additionally, there is no discussion regarding the many independent studies that show intersections with red-light cameras experience an increase in accidents. The only studies cited come from agencies with a financial interest in the cameras and the money they generate.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Cooking The Books For Photo Enforcement

By Eric Skrum, NMA Communications Director

A recent article in The Daily Courier made the claim that the various photo enforcement programs in Arizona are losing money.

“To uncover the truth about one of law enforcement’s most controversial traffic-controlling strategies, the Courier contacted each of the six Arizona municipalities currently using photo radar and discovered one common truth: from Scottsdale to Paradise Valley, they all are losing money every year.”

The problem with this statement is that it isn’t true. There are quite a few ways to hide the fact that the cities are making money. One of the most blatant accounting lies was uncovered in Arizona v. Gillespie.

These cities are counting the salaries of officers who are supposed to review camera tickets, but the truth is, THEY DO NOT review anything.

In Arizona v. Gillespie, the court ruled:

“In the matter before this court, the certifier/complainant, Bill Harper, testified that he does not see the complaint before the computer signs it, and that no one compares the photo on the photo radar record with the photo on the putative defendant’s driver’s license. Harper stated that he does not compare the photos unless he is preparing for trial and that the only time the prosecutor’s office will procure the driver’s license photo for him to make a comparison is when an attorney has filed a notice of appearance. Harper further testified that in non-attorney trials, a defendant’s driver’s license photo is not obtained at all.

“Under this system, no one can certify with the slightest degree of accuracy or truthfulness that the person receiving the ticket is the actual driver. There is no human involvement in the certification process whatsoever. The procedure clearly violates A.R.S. § 28-1561.”— Arizona v. Gillespie, Superior Court of Arizona-Maricopa County, 10/21/2005. Lower Court Case No. PR200500555

If you take out the salary of the officer who is supposed to be reviewing these citations, but isn’t, suddenly the cities show a profit. This isn’t the only trick the cities are using to cook the books, but it is the easiest to document.

What is really telling is that these cities feel the need to hide the profits from these cameras. If they are playing with their numbers to show an economic loss, does this really inspire confidence in their numbers that illustrate the cameras are effective in decreasing accidents?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

National Motorist Association 2002 Press Release

National Stop On Red Week should be renamed "get a ticket camera and make money." This is a public relations device used to promote the use of red light cameras and raise revenue for unethical cities, while ignoring proven solutions that reduce accidents.

Actual experience has shown that the most likely solution to intersections with high rates of violations is a simple increase in the yellow light duration. Yet, ticket camera merchants and revenue-strapped cities refuse to apply this inexpensive engineering solution. They prefer to apply cameras that reward the city for poor engineering practices.

Every study that supports red light cameras has been discredited. It has been shown in each instance where red light cameras were credited to have decreased accidents, that the real cause was an engineering improvement to the intersection. Even the AAA has stated that engineering solutions should be the preferred method of decreasing violations.

But something as simple as increasing the yellow light duration has continually been rebuffed in favor of profit.

Ticket cameras greatest practical harm is that they reward and perpetuate improper installation, maintenance and operation of traffic lights. Motorists should not be penalized and cities rewarded because cities have failed their responsibility to provide safe, properly engineered intersections. Ticket cameras cannot correct traffic signal flaws and they do not eliminate intersection accidents.

If you would like to find more detailed information on ticket cameras versus real solutions to intersection violations and accidents, please visit

The National Motorists Association (NMA) was established in 1982 to represent the interests and rights of North American motorists. It operates at the national level and through a system of state chapters. The NMA is supported through the contributions of individuals, families and small businesses. For more information about the NMA, call 608-849-6000, Email us at, or visit the NMA web site at

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2002
CONTACT: Eric Skrum, Communications Director
608-849-6000 or

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Report what you see to Traffic camera news

We invite you to keep the world informed about all traffic cameras,speed traps,and things that just seem wrong. Take video and add to the group or just plain text we want to know. If you have a story let us know and we will cover it.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

MN redlight cameras have disappeared

On September 22,2006 According to Minnesota court of appeals upheld an the first court decision that the stop on red program was nothing short of illegal. It also takes away your liberties and rights it's good to see that we are gaining a voice in the every growing big brother society that is being formed around the reason that this is wrong is that these cameras are not reliable at all.Fight back never put blinder on.

Drop in red light tickets and rear end collisions

It's like I always tell people about Photo enforcement cameras is that if the amber time is under what is allowable by law.Then you don't have enough time to stop with out triggering off the flash that takes the picture of your plate. like I seen in an article on the National Motorist Association blog is that in Corpus Christi last year when the increased the amber by three quarters of a second a forty percent decrease in rear end collisions will follow as well as less tickets.

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Friday, March 9, 2007

Plate Wire Road Rage No More

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

More red light cameras for New Jersey Drivers

According to fox 5 news New York there are lots more cameras coming to a town near you in new Jersey. I'm sure you are full of joy to learn that more cameras that do not work are on the way to cause problems for expecting drivers who are trying to do the right thing and just can't seem to stop on time with the time the way it is. This is wrong and needs to be corected. you can drive like you are being watched witch will eventually get you killed if you hit the brake to hard and the light has not fully changed yet.