Police Split on Red Light Cameras
A recent article by Jo Mannies in the St. Louis Beacon (link via John O’Combest) reports:
The executive board of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association says it has officially endorsed red-light cameras “as part of a comprehensive traffic safety enforcement toolbox that should remain available to reduce deaths and injuries on our roads.”
This stance runs counter to that of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, which came out earlier this month against the cameras.
I would really like to see why the state’s police chiefs believe red-light cameras are actually a safety tool, despite the contrary conclusions of several studies. Either way, it is a very interesting split among the people enforcing the tickets. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any and all movement that we see on this issue.