Despite warnings, Pa. Senate votes to expand red-light camera program

State and local governments should be wary of red-light camera systems because they can be used primarily as revenue schemes, not safety devices, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group said Thursday. The report was issued as Pennsylvania considers expanding its red-light camera program beyond Philadelphia amid questions about the program’s effectiveness here. A bill to allow 19 smaller Pennsylvania cities to install red-light cameras passed the state Senate on Tuesday.