Red Light Cameras Fail to Watch the Watchmen
Whether you like red light cameras or hate them (although if you’re visiting this site, I’ll guess the latter), no one can argue the fact that they do not discriminate. Whether you’re driving a Pinto, a Hummer, or a Ford Ranger, red light cameras will catch you if you are running those yellows. In that aspect, they were fair — until now. According to this St. Louis Post-Dispatch article,* many policymakers who pushed for these cameras in the first place are failing to pay their fines when they are photographed breaking the law.
I don’t know how I’m expected to follow this law when even the lawmakers don’t. Apparently, civil liberties are something to worry about only when your own are threatened.
*If you squint hard enough at the top right corner of the photo in the article, you can kind of see my apartment.