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We love when constructive discussion begets in the comment section of our posts. And we love when comments come in a couple months later -- after all, these are living documents. Last night, a new comment appeared on a post from June about the new enforcement camera at Coldwater Canyon and Oxnard and it brought something to the table we thought worth highlighting:

recently I was at an intersection with a red light camera. due to the median and traffic block in both directions it was difficult for a police car with red lights flashing to get through because there was no room for anyone to move to the right. the police car was way in back and nobody wanted to cross the intersection to give way due to red light camera. After all the police car is not in the photo and after you get your ticket who are you going to call on for witnesses etc... Will the judge believe you I doubt it seeing as this is a money making sceem... I can tell you one thing this may have been a police car trying to get through and no one wanted to move imagine if it was an ambullance and the patient dies. Somebody is going to get sued big time, its just a matter of time.

The commenter brought up the fact there was a median. Have you noticed how people on the other side of medians never seem to stop? Emergency vehicles can and will jump a median if it is realistic for them to do so. Therefore, yes, you do pull over if you are on the other side of the median of an emergency vehicle.

To the larger point of red light cameras assisting in vehicles stalling sirens and lights from getting out of the way, that's a very disturbing real world situation.

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