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fcmashburn said...

I'm still not sure how the use of these cameras can be legal. The citation goes against the registered owner of the vehicle. As has been noted, this is not always the operator of the vehicle at the time of the violation. Traffic violations are criminal offenses (albeit minimal ones). If an officer pulls you over for an offense, he must first establish your identity before citing you. How can you be charged with a criminal offense with no credible witness to identify you as the offender? What about your Constitutional right to face your occuser? Do they bring the camera to traffic court? Duh, no...

May 22, 2011 at 10:49 a.m.
fcmashburn said...

@GeorgiaRebel is right. These cameras have never been about safety. They are revenue producers, period. The ones at traffic lights have been shown to increase rear-ending accidents because motorists are jamming on brakes to avoid a ticket by proceeding through a light that has just turned yellow. The legislature should take the next steps and outlaw the scam of sharing the revenue with private firms providing the cameras.

May 22, 2011 at 10:44 a.m.

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