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1.  Ceccarelli v. Town of Cary, North Carolina, 10-CVS-019930 (N.C. Super. Ct., 2010).

Some Exhibits:

​a.  Conspiracy to Conceal 

b.  Confession that Yellow Light Does not Accommodate all Drivers (paragraph 12).

c.  Class Certification

3.  Platzer v. Alexander, 17-CVM-17119 (N.C. Dist. Ct., 2017).

Some Exhibits:

a.  Attorney General claims NC Department of Transportation has Sovereign Immunity, that the NCDOT is Not Responsible for Short Yellow Lights (paragraph 5).

Lessons:

1. When the Board of Engineers does not fulfill its obligations to discipline its engineers for malpractice, the Board creates a hole in the legal process.  The Attorney General enters in to fill the gap.  However, by defending a state employee, the AG is put in the position to defend engineering malpractice.

2. While it is true that the NCDOT can claim sovereign immunity in many cases, it is not true for this case.  The NCDOT can not claim sovereign immunity when it partners with a private company.  The NCDOT partnered with  American Traffic Solutions.   

4. Vincent Signore, Jr v. The State of New York, Claim 130961 (Ct. Cl., 2019).

 

This case is about the death of a boy riding his bicycle in a cross walk where there was no protected left turn arrow.   

Some Exhibits:

a.  Alexander Mirsakov Deposition

 starting on p. 13, line 14.   

Lessons:   

1.   Traffic engineers have control over the safe motion of traffic.

The failure to implement safety is commonplace.  

2.  Engineers first consider traffic volume, then traffic safety. 

Beginning on page 13 line 11, Mirsakov reveals that engineers are concerned more about traffic flow than safety.  On page 31 line 8, Mirsakov states for this case that he is against safety, even when a child was killed, because a left-protected arrow would decrease traffic flow. 

5.  Estate of John Luke v. Giuletti, Index 610732/15 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., 2015).

Some Exhibits:

a.  Affidavit Requesting Raw Red-Light Camera Data

b.  Conduent Concealing Data

c.  Video Minutes Before Luke's Death Showing Malfunctioning Red-Light Camera

Lessons:

1.   Conduent goes to great lengths to prevent investigators to do their jobs, even when it is to find the reason why the boy died.  
2.   Conduent conce
aled the evidence from the period of time from 20 minutes before to 20 minutes after the fatality.   

Those who have analyzed raw red-light camera event data know that the purpose of red-light cameras is to exploit the errors of engineers and blame those errors on drivers.   Therefore, Conduent does not disclose its data even for the sake of a child.      

Signalized intersection errors repeat in patterns.   The errors are not confined to one intersection.   Dangerous driver behavior caused by the failed engineering at 25A at Miller Place probably exists at other intersections.   For this reason, I wanted to see the data for all intersections in order to identify patterns.   

7. Brian Ceccarelli, Cary Citations per Intersection, p. 1 (2013).

9. Suffolk County Red Light Safety Program, 2015 Annual Report, p.26, SCTPVA (Dec 2016).

10. Candice Ferette, Robert Brodsky, Nassau County, N.Y. Sees Spike in Red-Light Camera Revenues, Government Technology (June 11, 2018).

11. Various California City Police Departments, Red-Light Camera Report fo the Judicial Counsel (2020).

12. The Zebra, The State of Auto Insurance, p. 22, (2019).  Over a period of 3 years, 1 red-light running ticket will raise an individual’s premium by $999.   324,760 tickets/year x 3 years x 999 = $970M.  One may note that the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), a consortium of auto insurance companies, advertises in favor of red-light cameras.

14. Redflex Traffic Systems, Cary North Carolina All Photo-Enforcement Notices (2012).

15.  Brian Ceccarelli, Red-Light Cameras--Whom They Really Ticket (2017).    https://youtu.be/N1Fle9TB8FE

19.  Justin Gallagher, Paul Fischer, Cameras Can Catch Cars That Run Lights, But That Doesn't Make Streets Safer, The Conversation (Aug. 15, 2018).

20. Federal Highway Administration, Safety Evaluation of Red-Light Cameras, Publication NO. FHWA-HRT-05-048, USDOT (2005).

24.  N. C. Gen. Stat. § 89C-23 (2023).  "It shall be the duty of all duly constituted officers of the State and all political subdivisions of the State to enforce the provisions of this Chapter and to prosecute any person violating them."

25.  Benjamin Schachtman, Wilmington Red-Light Camera Lawsuit Joins Nationwide Effort Against 'Fifty-year old Error.', Port City Daily, Wilmington NC (Jan. 13, 2018)

26.  North Carolina Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors, Case No. V2018-026 Against American Traffic Solutions (2018).

27.  New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying, Email Stating Red-Light Camera Installation Plans are Engineering Practice (March 16, 2016).

28.  North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors, Case No. V2018-002 Decision and Order Against Robert Rennebaum (2019).

29.  Nelson & Pope, Xerox Local and State Solutions, Red-Light Camera Installation Plans with no certification (2016).   Xerox knows that its plans must be certified because Xerox previously produced certified plans for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina.   ACS, Xerox Local and State Solutions and Conduent are successor companies.

30.  Brian Ceccarelli, Physics of the Yellow Change Interval -- Presentation 1, Professional Engineers of North Carolina (2019). 

Some Exhibits:

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