I try not to judge people until I have met them. That said, I would like to ask Bemis Smith how much money was being made from traffic light violations without the cameras. Is the $270,000 an added bonus or would we have made several thousand without them?
How many law enforcement personnel would it take to sit at intersections to try to apprehend a violator? How much would that take out of taxpayers’ pockets? I believe our law men and women would appreciate not having to tie up time writing a ticket for running a red light.
The extra perks are gifts such as recordings to settle crash disputes, as well as extra eyes for the community to help lower crime.
If you are a law-abiding citizen, I don’t know why you wouldn’t want these cameras.
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Please don’t spout off about constitutional rights. When it comes to protecting my family, I will forego having my picture being taken at a few intersections.