Red Light Cameras

The Traffic Safety Act of 2010 allows for the use of traffic infraction detectors to identify a motor vehicle that fails to stop at a traffic control signal with a steady red light and further provides that the registered owner of the motor vehicle involved in the violation is responsible and liable for payment of the fine assessed. This law has faced a vocal group of critics looking to get rid of these robotic intersection overloads. Proponents of this law say that it will make our streets safer. Interestingly enough a report was recently issued from the Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability (OPPAGA) which after doing a study surprisingly found that while there were fewer fatalities at electronically monitored intersections, there were actually more crashes. Foes of this bill believe the bill should be repealed. Proponents of the bill believe the more than $119 million received in fines last year should be restricted to public and traffic safety uses.

The Law Offices of Steven S. Farbman are always interested in the safety for the people of our community. We welcome your thoughts on this controversial subject. As always please feel free to contact my office with any legal questions you may have.

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