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Let's take red light cameras for instance. The concept of the red light camera in and of itself isn't so bad. After all, who wouldn't want to cut down on the number of accidents in intersections, especially the more serious head on or side collisions. While there are studies that have shown a decrease in those accidents, there have been studies that show an increase in rear end collisions.
In my area, they have been starting to put in a lot of speed cameras, especially in school zones. When I drive through those areas, I pay special attention to drive right at the speed limit the whole length of the road. Unfortunately others will speed through the road until they get into the camera zone, then slow down through the camera zone, and then resume speeding when out of the zone. Kind of defeats the purpose if you ask me.
Today, however, I heard of a proposed traffic camera that I can actually support. Montgomery County, a neighboring county of mine here in Maryland, is proposing putting camera on all of the county school buses to catch people who pass the buses while they are loading and unloading kids. The proposed fine would be $250. The safety of our children should be our highest priority.