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Majority of Residents Support Red Light Cameras

Sixty-seven percent of registered voters polled support the bill the CT General Assembly will soon vote on, according to a survey conducted by The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR).

 

A majority of Connecticut's registered voters — 68 percent — support the use of red light safety cameras on busy streets, according to survey results released last week by The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR). And when informed that state legislators will soon vote on the issue, 67 percent of those polled surveyed maintained their support.

The survey also found that 70 percent of voters sampled (half of the total voters polled) felt that other drivers are more careful when they know red light safety cameras are present.

The bill already has support from Gov. Dannel Malloy, according to the Stamford Advocate. Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill said that drivers caught on camera would face a proposed fine as high as $75 if the bill passes.

“We are pleased to see that Connecticut voters understand the need for red light safety cameras and want to see legislation passed allowing for this proven life-saving technology," David Kelly, NCSR’s President and Executive Director, and former acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said in a statement.

Following coverage of the proposed legislation , Kelly to Fairfield Patch defending the idea that red light safety cameras .

Gene Bartholomew March 07, 2012 at 02:11 PM
You just proved our points, its a scam on the people, its not about stopping moving violations. Its about making a corporation money. And these pictures Darrell, are of a car, A car, driven by who the hell knows who, it could be anyone within the friends and family circle, trust me I know what I'm talking about---my dad was a cop, when I was a kid he told his buds to give him my tickets and he would then personally deliver them to me, the driver of his vehicle ; ).........Imagine my surprise
Mike Butler March 07, 2012 at 02:24 PM
A better choice of words would be "Nanny State," which is not a monopoly of one wing or another. We now have the Angry Fat Woman (Michelle) telling us what to eat, TSA thugs feeling us up in airports, preschoolers' sandwiches getting confiscated by the State of North Carolina, bans on smoking in the great outdoors (I hate smoking, but really?), the ability for the federal government to detain citizens indefinitely without charges..... What next? By the way, most nanny state imperatives are not the product of the "right wing."
Gene Bartholomew March 07, 2012 at 02:33 PM
You are apparently in denial. Every attack against our Liberties ahd been by the Right, TSA came from W, Michele is suggesting, NC is wacked, and smokers suck. You are a trip
Gene Bartholomew March 07, 2012 at 02:44 PM
The GOP owned the House-Senate & WH from 2000-2006 and never talked about abortion, it would have been a slam dunk which proves they hold it as a trump card to get votes and take peoples minds off what they are really doing, which is transfering our wealth to the rich. Repubs hate when you point that out because its a fact, they hate those pesky facts, its easier to live in La La Land. ohhhh but now in 2012 we shall do something about abortion if it weren't for the evil Obama and his band of freedom attacking liberals---what a load of crap
Me March 07, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Whether $cameras are a failed idea of the left or right is not as important as the fact that they have proven to be a failed idea for everyone but the $camera companies. $cameras do NOT promote safety and they do NOT make money for the jurisdictions that sell out to them once the people find out they are unenforceable. $cameras DO make money for the $camera companies, DO promote further cynicism about government which tends to lie about the purpose and effectiveness of the $cameras and DO further distrust of what should be peace officers when those peace officers are converted into shills and pirates in an attempt to salvage a failed revenue grab.

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