Speak Out: Are Red Light Cameras Predatory?

Montgomery County residents complain about the locations of new red light cameras.


Downtown Silver Spring is littered with them, but red light cameras are less common in other areas of Montgomery County. WTOP.com reports that neighborhoods in Rockville and Silver Spring will soon install red light cameras, among skepticism from some residents.

Kathleen Whitmire questioned the need for a red light camera at Gaither Road and West Gude Drive.

"I don't know of any major accident that's happened at this intersection in the 11 years I have lived here. Why do it unless it's about generating money?" she told WTOP.

Another new camera at Randolph Road and Kemp Mill Road has some residents questioning the overall purpose of red light cameras that aren't in school zones.

"If the red-light cameras are there for safety, then I think it's a good thing," Kim Johnson told the radio station. "I just don't think it should be about money."

What do you think? Are red light cameras in Montgomery County just about money? Do you agree with the placement of the red light cameras in Silver Spring? 

perry April 16, 2013 at 02:08 AM
today as three lanes of traffic were moving on a grenn light a gentelman barreled across those same three lanes hastily making his left turn on red. camera got him!


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