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Editorial: Reform, Don't Ban, Red Light Camera Programs

The Chicago Sun-Times responds to two Illinois state legislators who have recently proposed bills that would ban red light cameras statewide.
October 21, 2019, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board writes in favor of reforming red light camera programs in Illinois, rather than ending them altogether:

Rather than a ban, the cameras should be limited to carefully chosen sites where they can provide clear-cut safety benefits. And no government official, company executive or sales rep should get a cut of the money every time a red-light camera is installed or issues a ticket. That’s an invitation to corruption.

The editorial board is responding to a movement in Illinois to ban red light cameras, currently manifesting as bills by two state legislators.

Planetizen has covered the general issue of red light cameras on numerous occasions in the past, and research precedent is available to inform an opinion on the subject:

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Published on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Chicago Sun-Times
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