Taking a U-turn on Red-Light, Speed Cameras

Have you had it with red-light and speed cameras? You’re not alone; a growing number of states and cities are getting restless too.

Several states have moved to get rid of the cameras or squelch their use in local communities as complaints pour in from drivers who think the cameras are there to reap revenue rather than prevent accidents. The use of cameras has never survived a referendum, according to the National Motorists Association, a consumer group.

But the insurance industry has fought back, pitting its own studies against others about the cameras’ impact on traffic safety.