Are red light cameras truly a safety device or are they just a plot by money-hungry towns to raise bundles of cash? (It's debated here.)
Here's my take: The more money they raise for cash-strapped towns like Chicago and some suburbs, the better.
Look at it this way: Consider it to be a tax on people who believe it
is their right to disregard
traffic laws. Want to endanger the rest of
us? Then pay extra for it.
Of course, I might feel differently the first time I get caught rolling through a red light.