I cannot believe, as does, Jeff Weis (1/11, Letters), that when drivers know they will be brought to account for running red lights it won’t have a deterrent effect.
To me, knowing that an intersection may be equipped with cameras is the same as a policeman in a marked car sitting at the intersection observing traffic. How many people would run a red light under that condition? Saying that receiving a ticket in the mail is “just one more bill to pay” is oversimplifying the situation by not considering personal budgets.
I think any petitions would be overwhelmingly in favor of the cameras and would urge their installation at every traffic light. The majority of people still believe there is a need for traffic laws and their enforcement.
Kansas City, Kan.