• fr8bil avatar fr8bil Posted: 1/23/2012 10:49am PST

    Don't know where you got the idea that Red Light cameras are "favored by much of the public". That just isn't so. The majority of people recognize them for what they are...revenue generators for the towns that foolishly employ them and the camera manufacturers. They have generated more hate, dislike and distrust of Government than anything since the 55mph speed limit.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 1/23/2012 12:17pm PST

    Fr8bil: A recent study by the IIHS showed that a majority of drivers like the idea of red light cams. You can read about that study here: http://www.familycarguide.com/news/1062576_red-light-cameras-favored-in-14-u-s-cities-says-iihs-survey

    If you know of a study that shows info to the contrary, please post a link to it here -- we'd love to take a look at it.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 1/26/2012 1:02pm PST

    This just in from one of our readers:

    A recent survey reveals a majority (66%) of U.S. adults support placing cameras on the sides of school buses to help ticket drivers for illegally passing school buses while children are getting on and off.(http://ow.ly/8HIYy) The survey of 2,112 adults, conducted by Harris Interactive for ACS, A Xerox Company, highlights an overwhelming support for technology that can negatively reinforce violators who endanger students who are loading and unloading school buses. Not only does a majority support a state law allowing school districts to put cameras on buses to enforce the existing law, but nearly 80% agree that fines and other penalties should be increased for violators.