Rita Mayfield Works to Ban Red Light Cameras


Waukegan – Today, Representative Rita Mayfield announced she is co-sponsoring legislation to ban the use of red light cameras.

Red light cameras are part of a system designed to automatically generate tickets for motorists who have allegedly committed moving violations. Many have seen red light camera systems as revenue generators which reduce traffic safety. Studies have found that red light cameras increase the amount of rear end collisions.

“The safety of my constituents is of the utmost importance. I also want them to keep their hard earned money, not have it ripped out of their pockets,” said Mayfield. “We’ve been working to ban red light cameras for a number of legislative sessions. It looks like we finally have the necessary level of support and I will continue to work towards its passage.”

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