More Reason to Oppose Red Light Cameras in Philadelphia
As most of my readers know, I am very much opposed to the red light camera program in Philadelphia. I think it is terribly unconstitutional.
You can read more about my legal arguments regarding the unconstitutionality and other flaws with the red light cameras in these two articles: Picture Imperfect: The Implications of Using Cameras to Monitor Drivers and Enforce Traffic Laws and Hidden Pictures: Constitutional Issues With the Red Light Program.
Now, as it turns out, the red light camera program has more than just its unconstitutionality to justify discontinuing it. Apparently, the program causes more accidents. A great article published in the Philadelphia Weekly now reveals the new accident trends as a result of the program. The article is entitled “Red-Light District” and can be found here.
What more can be said? The program fails under legal scrutiny and on the basis if practicality. It truly needs to be discontinued.