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Old Jul 23, 2012, 5:54 AM   #11
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Wow - must be long straight highways there in Alberta, and a driver who lacks common sense.

We have some weird drivers down here also. But the red light cameras that some of the Florida cities have installed are just for the revenue, not for safety. If they were really worried about safety, they would put more emphasis on stopping the drunk drivers.
Also, safety at intersections is maximized simply by programming a short hesitation between when the red light comes on in one direction, and when the green light comes on in the other direction, so the intersection can clear. Municipalities that care about safety do this. Municipalities that care about revenue from red light cameras do not, and also shorten the yellow light time as much as they can get away with. Which is why most red light camera installations have been shown to not reduce accidents, and many have seen accident rates increase.
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Thanks Ted.
Alberta is the breeding ground for the white pelicans. They fly all the way from Florida to Alberta each April and May.
Alberta is a long way from the east coast of North America. So people in the northern US and southern Canada see pelicans migrating? I didn't know that.
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Wow - 164mph on a public road. On a motorcycle? Wow.
The last guy did a similar speed and paid BIG

http://www.canada.com/edmontonjourna...8-b3ecff09e467

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Wow - must be long straight highways there in Alberta, and a driver who lacks common sense.
Nothing but straight highways here except in the far West in the mountains.

Too may Wackos driving here just like any place else
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