Budget concerns in Norfolk, Virginia (VA), may stop red light cameras from going up, according to WAVY-TV 10. Norfolk, Virginia City Council approved the red light cameras in December 2011 to capture people running red lights.
The cameras are good at helping law enforcement identify people who kill or injure people by not complying with traffic laws, or prevent crashes. When people do not abide by the rules, the cameras allow for more ticketing, and getting people who cause others to suffer death or serious injuries off the roads.
The cameras were to go up in four locations, but the project is on hold because of budget concerns. Some people object to the cameras because of privacy, but others see the cameras, which take a short video of people who run red lights, as a need for safety. Norfolk, Virginia has more narrow roads, than other Virginia cities, such as Virginia Beach. Congested roads prompt speeding and people not following light signals.
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