Bill would OK cameras at 10 red lights
Legislators consider using the technology to improve safety at intersections, schools and construction zones.
A law now under consideration by state legislators would OK the installation of cameras at 10 locations throughout Michigan to see if they could help keep drivers from running red lights and from speeding through school and construction zones. What do you think of the idea?
Would everyone who knows about Senate Bill 1098 please raise their hand?
Almost nobody, just as I thought.
The proposed law would OK the installation of cameras at 10 locations throughout Michigan to see whether they could help keep drivers from running red lights and from speeding through school and construction zones.
The bill, which was introduced in February by state Sen. Beverly Hammerstrom, R-Temperance, is cooling its heels in the Senate Transportation Committee. Red-light cameras are automated devices installed near traffic signals to take photographs of vehicles that run red lights. The cameras can capture the image of your car and license plate as you fly through the intersection. Using the plate numbers to look up home addresses, officials then mail citations to the drivers who are expected to pay fines or face prosecution.
This is well on the way on the slippery slope to England where speed cameras are on the way. This isn't about traffic safety. This is about city/county coffers making a killing on traffic tickets. Revenue enhancement.
I encourage our state senators to vote NO on 1098.