Red light cameras, speed limit enforcement cameras. This draconian idea has been around for many years. It does not really catch on, because it does not really promote safety as they claim. It does what it’s designed to do. Collect revenue.
Who supports it? The vendors who install the equipment, and often get a share of the take! How’s that for conflict of interest? The politicians, because the general fund gets more money without raising taxes. Some police want a share. In fact, the biggest impediment to passage of such a law is debating how to divide the spoils. One county official was heard to say, “We will support it if we get a share of the revenue.”
Lawmakers in Hawaii, meanwhile, are currently considering a law that would allow red light cameras across the state.