Fayetteville traffic: Lackluster report shows increase in traffic crashes, serious wrecks despite red light camera program

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — The city of Fayetteville’s Red Light Camera Program is garnering very little results in their latest report, seeing an increase in traffic crashes and the seriousness of those wrecks.

City staff gathered the latest numbers for city council to look over at a future work session meeting; Councilwoman Yvonne Kinston requested the latest data.

Since 2015, when the program first started, at least 12 major intersections have had red light cameras installed. Some of those intersections include: Skibo Road at Morganton Road, Ramsey Street at Law Road and Bragg Boulevard at Cain Road. In that time, violators have received a $100 fine.

Despite city leaders’ wishes to see this program drop traffic crash numbers, the report shows an increase in nearly every metric.

The report collects data from the last two years at the 12 to 13 intersection spots. City officials said they’ve seen 30 more

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Some Apple Watch Series 3 owners dealing with crashes after watchOS 7 update

Some owners of the Apple Watch Series 3 have complained about the update to watchOS 7 causing crashes and shutdowns, in what could be early teething issues for the operating system.

The launch of a new operating system or a milestone version update usually brings with it some initial problems, which are usually fixed in initial patches and updates post-launch. For watchOS 7, it seems that the Apple Watch Series 3 is suffering the lion’s share of issues.

In a thread in Apple’s support forums, a group of Series 3 owners are griping about stability issues with watchOS 7 on their devices, endured since the update’s installation. Common complaints include unprompted crashes and reboots, as well as battery drainage problems.

One user on September 18 reported by 9to5Mac said their Apple Watch “shut itself down at least 3 times, locked itself while on my wrist 4 times,

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Is Square a Buy Even If the Stock Market Crashes?

Square (NYSE: SQ) has been one of the top-performing stocks on the market in recent years. The mobile payment company’s stock price has returned more than 1,100% over the past five years, and this year it is up more than 150%. Square has been a growth machine, pandemic or no pandemic.

With such strong growth, it has attracted a lot of investors — and a lot of expectations. At Friday’s close, its price-to-earnings ratio was a ridiculously high 245 and its price-to-book-value an astronomic 34. Is Square primed for a correction if the tech bubble bursts? And if so, is it still a buy today?

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The technology sector has driven the resurgence of the stock market since its March lows. Stock prices have skyrocketed for many tech companies, particularly those, like Square, that have provided a critical service while businesses have shut down or scaled back during

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