Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Red Light Cameras


The State of Tennessee is considering a bill to ban red light cameras.  I am very glad they are doing this action.  Red light cameras are un-American surveillance on our citizens.  It is an infringement on our liberties.  It places citizens at the whim of robot cameras, not people.

If a police officer pulls you over for speeding, the officer may decide that you don't need to receive a ticket.  Red light cameras always give you a ticket, no matter the circumstances.  Red light cameras penalize those responsible citizens who register their cars and keep a current address on file with the department of motor vehicles.  Scofflaws who don't register their cars can't receive the tickets in the mail.

Some cities have tinkered with the cameras, the yellow light duration and other factors to insure the maximum monetary return.  These cameras are only installed to make money under the guise of traffic safety.  Every state should make them illegal; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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