Sunday, February 27, 2011

Red Light Cameras: Good or Bad

How do you feel about cameras installed at red light intersections which takes a picture of any automobile whose driver is breaking the law? If a driver goes through a red light, they risk having an accident which could kill themself or someone else. It's a simple question. Are you for them or against?

How do you feel about a camera installed at an ATM where you walk away holding a handfull of cash and run the risk of being robbed by someone standing nearby? Are you for them or against?

This question will be more prominent in our local press in the coming weeks and months as a Missouri state senator is sponsoring a bill banning red-light cameras has been ticketed in St. Louis as a result of one of the traffic cameras.

Republican Sen. Jim Lembke, of St. Louis, told the Columbia Daily Tribune that he will appeal his conviction Friday in St. Louis Municipal Court to a higher court.

St. Louis cameras caught one of the four cars registered to Lembke driving through a red light on Jan. 12, 2010. Lembke said he wasn't driving the car, but he declined to say who was behind the wheel.

Lembke said he will continue to fight the case but has not hired an attorney.

We know the wheels of justice turn slow, but it's March 2011 and we're talking about a ticket in January 2010?  Get real. Now what's this costing us?

Click on COMMENTS below and tell us what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:12 AM

    If you ain’t running red lights you don’t have to worry about red light cameras, I don’t have a problem with them. If someone else was driving Mr Lembke’s vehicle and ran a red light, he can take them to small claims court to get his money back. Maybe in future he needs to be a little more judicious about who he allows to drive any of his FOUR vehicles. He may also need to man up and set the example of personal responsibility.