Colorado Editorial: Red-light cameras will fail to deliver driving nirvana in Colorado Springs

Remember this, in general, cities who introduce red-light cameras are highly motivated. The cities are not primarily motivated by mercy. The cities are primarily motivated by cash.

You may believe your driving habits are above reproach. Trust me, the cameras will reveal driving habits that reveal ticketable behavior.

If, for instance, you don’t come to an utterly dead stop before taking a right turn on red, a ticket could soon arrive in your mailbox. Literalists are watching over our driving. A police officer knows she/he must talk to a distraught driver. It’s highly personal. Literalists examining video just put a ticket in the mail. It’s highly impersonal.