What he said!
Red light cameras are all about the money. The politicans have forgotten that they work for the people and not the other way around. Money quote:
Where are the studies and data that show the cameras increase safety? And better yet, where is the list of alternatives and the studies on those? Why weren’t these things presented to me? Don’t tell me I should have investigated these myself, that’s what I pay you for. Would you go to your boss at your private-sector job with a new idea and nothing to back it up?
OK, I have some alternatives; replace the yellow light with a strobe light to blind people, pop up spikes, swing down gates. Ridiculous? No, I have the studies to prove these will reduce accident. I’ll show them to you at some later date.
I haven’t even heard from you just exactly what you’re trying to accomplish. Who runs red lights? Lunatics and people who didn’t see the light. Cameras aren’t going to prevent that.