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Red Light Cameras: Intrusion or Safety Measure?

Over the weekend, protestors around the country rallied against red light cameras. They say the cameras are simply a municipal revenue generator – one that might increase the risk of rear-end collisions, because drivers stop suddenly to avoid a ticket. Yesterday, the Active Transportation Alliance added their voice to the debate. The advocates for cyclists, pedestrians and people who take public transit say on balance the red light cameras make for safer roads. The Active Transportation Alliance says the risks of running a red or yellow light far outweigh those of stopping at one.

We want to know what you think. Do red light cameras make drivers safer? What about bikers and pedestrians? Or do you find them an intrusion?

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