Ignoring the revenue gathering aspects, these red light cameras are an excellent example of what's wrong with this country. Yes. There are certainly some small minority of drivers who drive through red lights. The vast majority of those probably barely miss the yellow, so there's a very small minority of a small percentage of drivers--a very, very small percentage--who break red and actually endanger others.
So what's the problem? The problem is thinking that every problem must be addressed by more government. If you support red light cameras, then why not install them at every lighted intersection, right? Then we can be even more safe, and since the tech is getting really inexpensive, let's put speed cameras on every road, too. We know some people speed. Government, therefore, has an obligation to act.
Unless Americans are willing to put up with a little bit of chaos in life, unless we're willing to say some risks are acceptable, then we're destined for a totalitarian government. No aspect of life will be free from government monitoring and control, because technology is really getting that powerful and inexpensive.
One of the worst things said in America: "There ought to be a law!" Say goodbye to liberty!
posted on 02/11/2013 10:25:42 PM PST
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Well spoken and very true.
Red Light Cameras are 100% pure scam.
I used to coordinate the resolution of red light camera violations for a major municipal department in California. To make a long story short, after seeing hundreds of questionable tickets, no one gets more anxious approaching a red light extortion intersection than me.
Do not allow them to be installed in your town, city or state!!!
posted on 10/31/2013 5:31:07 AM PDT
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