So, a law was proposed to get rid of red light cameras. It was well received by the GOP. But then someone said, “Hey, instead of getting rid of them, why not confiscate the money they raise from the municipalities that deploy them?!”
So, now we have this.
A compromise on state regulations for traffic light cameras could give Georgia hospitals some of the money they want to beef up trauma care systems. But there are still hurdles to clear and groups to placate.
Legislation that would divert the lion’s share of profits generated by intersection cameras used to catch red light runners enjoys high-level support, though. So much so that Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson took the unusual step last week of testifying in favor of the bill before a House committee.
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