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January 24, 2016



My very first ticket was just after I turned 16.
I had my DL about 2-3 months.
I made a right turn, after coming to a complete and legal stop at Adeline and El Camino Real.
All was clear.
I did not see the "No Right turn on Red."

local motion

The real safety threat is people making left adn right turns while pedestrians are in the crosswalk. On any night in town at any intersection with a lot pedestrians the police could write at least 5 tickets at rush hour. Night after night. There would probably be another 5 for talking on the phone and half of them would be to the same drivers.


A lot of people think a complete stop should be fully stepping on the brakes, setting the handle brake, opening the door and putting one foot down on the asphalt. Then close the door, unset the brake and proceed. That would be a full stop. If you ride a bike this should be familiar to you, because that's what you're expected to do. Everytime. I'm sure most drivers are willing to do these themselves because it's reasonable.

Also I think most drivers are ok getting a ticket for driving 27 mph on a street posted with a 25 MPH Speed Limit because Speed Limit. Nobody really wants or needs the 5 mph wink-wink grace allowance.

Doug Radtke

Jerry Hill is really just addressing cash grabs like the Millbrae red light camera off the 101/Millbrae Ave exit. There are really not pedestrians and if you examine the intersection, it is not much of a safety issue. Rollins Road has a little more credibility due to the BART crosswalk, but the light isn't catching runners - it's catching people making a right turn because they're headed to In-N-Out Burger or people turning into BART on the other side. The fear of getting zapped with a ticket IS a source of congestion as some people wait for the green to even turn right. How's that for the law of unintended consequences?

I even presented to city council comparative accident data (before camera and after). There was no statistical difference - none. Zero.

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