Menlo Park, California Dumps Red Light Cameras

Menlo Park on Tuesday joined the growing number of California towns that have rejected automated ticketing machines. The Bay Area city’s red light cameras will be come down at the end of the month after a majority on the city council said they were unimpressed by the results of the photo ticketing program that had been in place since 2006.

“We pass these things because we say it was going to teach [motorists] to not have accidents and drive more safely,” councilman Catherine Carlton said. “I’m frustrated that that’s not what I’m seeing… In the intersections where we’ve installed these cameras, we have more accidents. We have more collisions.”