- Former Cape cop faces stealing-by-deceit charge (6/18/17)3
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Jackson woman accused of trying to hit another with her truck (6/15/17)
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)2
- Police search for two suspects in abduction, robbery case; victim found unharmed in Scott County field (6/16/17)1
- Cape man faces charges of victim tampering (6/18/17)
- Racial disparity of traffic stops inches upward in Cape (6/15/17)6
- Police: Cape abduction may have ties to Georgia homicide (6/18/17)5
- 3 drown in Southeast Missouri in three days (6/16/17)
- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
Cameras raise many questions at red lights
To the editor:
The Missouri Senate's Transportation Committee voted 5-2 against allowing cameras to be used at stoplights to catch motorists who run red lights. The committee's concern was about invading a person's privacy. Does that mean it is nobody's business if a person runs a red light?
I would think the real concern would be who would get the ticket if a camera caught the license number of a vehicle that ran a red light. Would it be the owner of the vehicle or the driver? Suppose it is a mechanic test driving a vehicle after making repairs. Or it might be an employee driving a company-owned vehicle. Should the company have the citation on its record, or should it be on the driver's record? Maybe it's a stolen vehicle. Who gets the ticket?
The point is this: Whose driver's license gets the bad mark?