Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The right reasons

Instapundit points out some interesting news on a topic we’ve discussed before:

Red light camera programs in at least 19 cities across the country are likely to be shut down this year following actions taken by courts and legislatures in the past two weeks.

The main reason for shutting the program down isn’t the fear of big brother though:

Following a state Dept. of Transportation study showing red light cameras increased overall injury accidents, a Virginia House of Delegates committee killed legislation required to continue camera usage in the state by a 15-6 vote.

The purpose of traffic laws is to make the streets safer, so if the cameras are having the opposite effect they should go.