Are red light cameras headed to the graveyard? The House voted this week 84-4 to ban red light cameras in non-home rule communities. The bill won’t ban the cameras in places like Chicago.
The bills’ sponsor, Republican Rep. David Mc Sweeny, a long time opponent of red light cameras, says they are aimed at picking the pockets low income residents. Some opponents to the bill said all red light cameras should be banned, home rule or no home rule. Mc Sweeney says he agrees, but until one of those bills can make it to the floor for a vote, this step is the right one.
If the bill becomes law it would eliminate 100 red light cameras in the state.