Candidate for US Congress – OHIO Second District
on Red Light Cameras in Cincinnati
While I agree
that Red light runners pose a risk to society I would ask the people
of Cincinnati to consider the unintended consequences of installing
red light cameras. In particular I am concerned that while the
cameras may generate some revenue in the short term, they will most
certainly become a drain on our city’s resources over the long run.
expensive to install and maintain. By some estimates a single
camera could cost $50,000 to purchase and install and $25,000 per
year or more to maintain.
for City Hall and the citizens of Cincinnati are?
when there are no more red light runners and these cameras start
costing us money?
when these cameras start contributing to budget deficits?
How fast will
City hall decide that the cameras are a bad idea and not worth the
The City of
Dallas, TX is now experiencing this very problem and has deactivated
a quarter of their Red Light cameras because they are a drain on
that city’s budget.
My advice is to
allow our police officers to do their jobs and catch offenders in
the act. We should carefully consider the unintended financial
consequences of red light cameras.
But most of all lets put it to a vote and let the people decide.