No More Red Light Cameras? Here's What Lutz is Saying
As the Florida House of Representatives considers outlawing red light cameras around the state, here's what some Patch readers had to say on the subject.
Since we told you last week about a bill under consideration by the Florida House of Representatives that would strike down the use of red light cameras, Patch readers have had plenty to say on the topic.
Our story, Red Light Cameras: Should They Stay or Go?, received more than 120 comments as of Tuesday night. Here's what some Lutz Patch readers had to say:
"Red light cameras are used throughout the USA - I know of an instance (not in FL) when another party (not the owner) was driving a vehicle and went thru two red lights, causing two tickets to the owner of that vehicle, which then had to be paid by the owner and also went on the owner's record. That is wrong. And yes, the yellow light is too short, particularly on roads that are a higher speed and the intersections are large. We can do better than this!!"
"I find the red light cameras to be dangerous and the politicians who approved of them should be ashamed for putting citizens at risk. I can recall countless times I have almost been rear ended at a intersection with those cameras. Politicians and insurance companies only care about the money that is rolling in from those cameras."
Do you agree? Should red light cameras be banned in Florida? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments section below to continue the conversation.