New legislation proposes use of red light cameras in Michigan

New legislation proposes use of red light cameras in Michigan

Posted: Updated:
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Two bills introduced in the state legislature would allow cities to install red light cameras at certain intersections where drivers are prone to running red lights.

Under the proposed legislation, should you run a red light, the camera would snap a picture of your license plate. An officer would then review the photo and send a ticket in the mail.

Some think the cameras could cut down on crime, while others say Detroit has bigger problems to worry about.

At a press conference Thursday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig expressed support for the idea.

"We get your face, we get your plate, and it generates a lot of revenue for the city," he said.

However, opponents say the cameras go too far. Some even think they are an invasion of privacy.

After you watch what other Metro Detroiters think about the cameras, we want to hear from you. Post your thoughts on this topic in the "Comments" section below.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Bruins win Game 2, even series with Wings 1-1

    Bruins win Game 2, even series with Wings 1-1

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:48:56 GMT
    Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins' offensive drought and tied their playoff series.
    Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins' offensive drought and tied their playoff series.
  • Clutch Cargo's returns to religious roots

    Clutch Cargo's returns to religious roots

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:39:29 GMT
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
  • Chrysler expanding presence in China

    Chrysler expanding presence in China

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:36:32 GMT
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans this weekend to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.  
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans this weekend to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.    
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices