More Camera Angst
Red light cameras in the spotlight again, this time for Right Turn on Red violations:
- Red Light cams -- or red-light scams?
One state senator calls them cash stations on a stick. One village made a million bucks before being shamed into taking a camera down.
You don't even think about running red lights when you see them. But now they've found a new way to take your money.
Thirty-eight thousand cars a day speed through an intersection near Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago. Signs eastbound warn of "Red Light Photo Enforcement," but there is no sign prohibiting right turn on red, which the camera caught a CBS 2 producer doing.
Proper signage has always been at the heart of most of these challenges. There's a reason that every Chicago intersection with a camera has signs on all four corners, even the camera is only watching a single direction of travel. In any event, the media is noticing the beginnings of a anti-camera movement that might one day amount to something. So are some of the politicians.
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