In the blink of an eye, you’ve not only run a red light, but now you’re facing a automatic traffic ticket. Since moving to East Texas, it’s been hard to find an intersection that doesn’t have a set of electronic eyes watching and waiting for a car to run the red.
Photo-enforced intersections aren’t as new as you’d think. Larger cities have seen widespread use of cameras, some since 2003. Here in Lufkin, they’ve been around for about a year, but the debate still centers around two questions. Do they really improve traffic safety and are they even constitutional?