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Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia



Red-light cameras have been a hot topic over the decade. Some feel they encourage safe driving, while others feel it is just another way for the government to generate revenue. Both are valid arguments.

A recent study performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found two-thirds of motorists ,in 14 metro areas that have red-light cameras, are in favor of the device. The study included 3,000 participants, and was conducted between February 19 and March 29 over the phone. The margin of error is approximately two percentage points.

So today we ask, do you like red-light cameras? Tweet us your response and make sure to include the hashtag #RedLightCam -- and you'll join the chorus right here via CoverItLive.

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  1. Why does no one remember the 1963 Supreme Court decision which disallowed an officer from bringing a traffic complaint based on a technology owned and operated by a private entity on behalf of the civil entity. While that case involved speeders caught on handheld equipment owned by its manufacturer and lent to the municipality for the purpose, most red light cameras are positioned and monitored by their manufacturer which keeps the lion's share (usually $75) of the "fine" levied.
     
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  2. Red light camera's are marketed to cities & towns as a revenue source to help the bottom line, and a boon to public safety.
    They ARE a great revenue source for the companies that lease them to the municipalities... and there hasn't been any definitive studies that prove they even marginally improve the public's safety
     
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