Red light cameras, speed limit enforcement cameras. This draconian idea has been around for many years. It does not really catch on, because it does not really promote safety as they claim. It does what it’s designed to do. Collect revenue. Who supports it? The vendors who install the equipment, and often get a share of the take! How’s that for conflict of interest? The politicians, because the general fund gets more money without raising taxes.
With the number of traffic related deaths rising statewide—state officials, victim families and others are once again pushing for red light camera enforcement. “It’s hard to pass bills but I think because of all the problems we’ve had with pedestrian fatalities recently, we want to do everything we can to make sure we don’t have any more tragedies like that,” said Sen. Karl Rhoads (D) Dowsett Highlands, Nuuanu, Chinatown, Downtown.