I live in Colorado. Should I X the x-band.
I live in Colorado. Should I X the x-band.
Colorado HP: 35.5 Ka, Laser (pro-laser III)
Colorado Springs: K, Ka, and LIDAR (LTI)
CSPD: may have POP
Douglas County: Ka, marked Suburbans
El Paso County: K and Ka
El Paso County Sheriff: K
Fort Collins: Photo Radar
Lone Tree: Laser (in Hummers, possibly others)-- X band is a FALSE source near where they shoot LIDAR
Longmont: 35.5 Ka, 34.7 Ka, 24.125 K, and Laser from a motorcycle cop on 119 thru Boulder.
Colorado - K, KA, Laser, Airborn VASCAR
Colorado has more speed traps per capita than any other state not called "New Jersey."
That's a nonscientific statement, but after all the traps I've seen placed in through there, it wouldn't surprise me at all if that were true. Luckily, X-band is not a threat in any of the cities I've been to.
Colorado: Legislators Eye Millions in Speeding Ticket Revenue
Doubled fines and freeway speed cameras could help balance the Colorado state budget.
Colorado lawmakers are looking to the highway patrol to assist efforts to balance the state budget. Earlier this month a state legislative panel unanimously approved a proposal to more than double the cost of speeding tickets and other minor traffic infractions. Colorado Legislative Council staff estimated the change could generate more than $14.7 million in extra revenue from the 208,000 motorists who receive traffic tickets annually, with the state only paying a one-time cost of $33,600 to reprogram court computers with the higher fine amounts.
State House Transportation Committee Chairman Buffie McFadyen (D-Pueblo West) introduced the fine legislation as well as a second measure that would make "work zone" speed traps mandatory. Under the proposal, photo radar would generate automated citations from speeding drivers and a "move over" provision would be used to cite the motorists who are not speeding.
McFadyen is using the tragic death of freeway worker Charles Mather to promote the concept of lowering speed limits and doubling fines in anything designated as a work zone up to four hours before any actual road work is done. The mandatory traps would be put in place no matter how minor the work and regardless of whether it involved any potential hazards or not. The law even allows warning signs to be posted on moving vehicles to create a roving zone with the enhanced penalties.
Any motorist on a freeway who fails to "move over" one lane away from a work truck on the side of the road commits a crime and can be ticketed. Several states already require motorists to take similar actions for marked ambulances and police cars, but this would be the first to mandate the conduct for "privately owned vehicles as are designated by the state motor vehicle licensing agency necessary to the preservation of life and property," as well as tow trucks "approved by the public utilities commission."
In 2006, Illinois pioneered the concept of using freeway work zone speed cameras to generate millions in the name of protecting construction workers. The evidence, however, indicates that only 15 percent of freeway construction zone injuries are actually caused by automobiles. A far greater number of workers are injured by their own construction equipment.
Colorado: Freeway Photo Radar Approved
Colorado approves freeway speed cameras. Creates possibity of ticket for failing to move over for photo radar van.
The Colorado state legislature gave its final approval last week to legislation allowing the use of speed cameras in highway work zones. The move was part of a series of bills designed to raise $18.1 million annually for the state budget through increased traffic fine amounts and expanded ticketing operations. The latest measure was approved by a 61-2 margin in the state House and 22-12 in the state Senate. Governor Bill Ritter (D) has indicated his intention to sign the bill into law next week.
The new program will first create a "work zone" where speed limits are lowered and fines doubled for up to four hours before any worker actually shows up. During this time, conventional police enforcement would issue newly boosted fines of up to $540 each. Once a highway worker arrives, a private company can activate photo radar vans capable of issuing thousands of citations per day. The Colorado Department of Transportation would pay this company a bounty for each ticket it is able to issue using gas tax money.
The legislation then makes it possible for police to ticket any vehicle that passes a speed camera van that is parked on the side of the road if the motorist had been in an adjacent lane and failed to "move over" to the left. Several states already require motorists to take similar actions for marked ambulances and police cars, but Colorado will become the first to add "privately owned vehicles as are designated by the state motor vehicle licensing agency necessary to the preservation of life and property." Tow trucks "approved by the public utilities commission" would also fall under this broad definition of safety vehicles.
In 2006, Illinois pioneered the concept of using freeway work zone speed cameras to generate millions in the name of protecting construction workers. Studies show that only 15 percent of freeway construction zone injuries are actually caused by automobiles. The vast majority of work zone "vehicle" accidents were found to involve workers injured by their own construction equipment.
Great info Thanks. I am still scared to turn X off . In CO Springs
NJ, OH, TX, MI, NY, NC..others?
NJ does =] ran into .. a few... today
I still run into some County Sheriffs using X-Band in MICH.
As far as I know, there are only 3 states where it is widely used: Ohio, New Jersey and Oregon. In these three states, X-band is known to be used by State Troopers. I think that everywhere else that X-band is used, it's by locals.
These are the places that I can think of where confirmed X-band hits have been reported: New York(Reported Today), Texas(Erick Video), Mississippi(Road Trip), and in this thread(X Band Thread), North Carolina, Wisconsin, the northern part of Michigan and Colorado are all mentioned.