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Proviso Probe

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

TRANS, expanding use of traffic light cameras

Pioneer Press (John Huston)
State lawmakers are considering a measure that would help law enforcement catch motorists who run red lights.

A bill being discussed in the Illinois House would give communities the authority to install cameras, controlled by sensors under the pavement, at intersections to catch red-light scofflaws.

This quote grabbed me:
He eschewed any objections to privacy invasion by the use of cameras.

"If you don't run red lights, you won't have your picture taken," [State Senator John J.] Cullerton said.

I suppose implementing a highly aggressive program to detect corruption by public officials would only catch legislators doing bad stuff too.


  • You'd be all for red light cameras if you knew someone who was killed by someone running one.

    Point taken on politicians, though.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:13 AM, April 06, 2006  

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