RED LIGHT CAMERAS STAVED OFF, FOR NOW
A coalition led by the ACLU of Connecticut fought relentlessly to block a bill in the 2012 legislative session that would have allowed red light cameras in the state. It was the eighth year in a row that the legislation has been raised and it’s very unlikely to be the last.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH RED LIGHT CAMERAS?
Red light cameras are sold to the public as a way for police to catch dangerous red-light runners and protect the public. What they are, in fact, is a way for private companies to make millions by ticketing the public en masse, often for barely perceptible infractions, while violating fundamental civil liberties — with no demonstrable safety benefit.