The latest revenue-generating craze among police jurisdictions is red-light cameras. Authorities say they're improving safety by reducing accidents. They also acknowledge they're raking in the dough. Is it fair?
As reported in The Sun this week, some Naperville motorists are getting tickets in places like Bolingbrook because they're caught on camera "running a red light." But some are being issued tickets when they pull over a white line at an intersection to see whether the coast is clear and it's safe to make a legal right turn on red.
With Naperville and Lisle now looking at adding cameras at intersections, this is getting to be a way of life. Is this right? Are we better off using technology to catch some reckless drivers? Or do the shortcomings of these cameras -- including unfairly issued citations in some instances -- outweigh the benefits?