QUESTION OF THE WEEK- Are red-light cameras a good idea?

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Kannan Vasudevan: "I think it'd be a good idea if the county looked at other counties where they already have a system like that in place and see if there have been any long-term studies of how effective it is in reducing accidents."


Hillel Maximon: "I think it's totally ridiculous. There are so many other circumstances that can cause somebody to go through a traffic light, like avoiding an accident, avoiding a pedestrian, avoiding a disaster, being chased. A camera's never going to catch any of that."


Lori Nicolaysen: "I don't think it's a good idea because, from what I've read, studies showed that there's an increased risk of accidents and no real benefit."