MARYSVILLE (CBS13) – The city of Marysville is trying out a new type of red light camera, aimed at making the roadways safer.
The cameras have technology that anticipates when a driver is about to run a red light.
It realizes there may be a collision about to happen and it alters the timing of the light, so the cross traffic does not receive a green light.

Despite the good intentions, not everyone is on board with the new cameras.

“I would prefer that we not be the first to try something new,” said Marysville City Councilman Dale Whitmore, “I do believe that it could potentially save lives I would just like to see it vested so that there isn’t the possibility that it may not work correctly.”

The city has not decided which intersections will get the new cameras, but they will likely go in three locations where regular cameras already exist.

Comments (8)
  1. Rowland Brooks says:

    MArysville should be proud to lead the way. Using technology not just to bring in money to their city, but also in an attempt to saves lives. Now that is GOOD government.

    1. Matt says:

      Thats a bunch of B.S.!!! They should lay off half the city staff,then they wouldn’t need to be extorting funds from working class people!! It’s typical Government!

    2. Mary Murph-Donner says:

      Good government? They spent their meager budget on this folly and they can’t even afford to turn on their streetlights at night, much less anything else. What a joke!

  2. Dirk Diggler says:

    That would be great, now I won’t get so many tickets!

  3. Bill says:

    Here’s a thought!
    Just reset the time between when the light turns green in one direction and red in the other direction. Put up a bright continuous strobe light in the middle of an intersection to lets everyone knows that all lanes are at a STOP! Nobody moves! We all just have to learn how to wait and slow down…Today running a red light means; I made it just in time! A flashing strobe light get everyone attention well in advance. Get caught running a strobe light on camera priceless! “Double the fine”. Explore the Cost vs. Timing! Could a little strobe light in the middle of an intersection save more lives then a camera?
    Just a thought.

  4. Alexandra Elliott says:

    the only time i have EVER ran a red light was exactly where their putting the camera and its easy to not see at night when you’re coming down the hill and all the lights line up exactly its hard to tell which one is whose. i think they need to work on timing or they’re just causing accidents not avoiding them, besides HOW DOES MARYSVILLE HAVE ANY MONEY FOR THIS?

  5. Perry Baltzer says:

    I’m with Bill. Why not adjust the time on existing equipment so that lights don’t change the instant opposing lights do. Bet it would be a hell of a lot cheaper than adding to those already crooked signal camera systems.

  6. Kelly Munoz says:

    So let me get this right, Marysville, California is installing red light cameras to protect the Law breakers of red lights to get across safely. Instead of photographing them as they break the law and ticketing them. Really? you gotta be kidding? but, maybe not! you see Marysville, California is heavily populated by illegal Mexican’s that don’t obide be the law and is a protected spieces of the Democrats.

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