Milwaukee alderman wants red light cameras installed

Milwaukee alderman Tony Zielinski is calling for red light cameras.

“We need to be able to do a better job of deterring people from running red lights at all times across our city, and that’s why I am pushing the state Legislature to allow Milwaukee to put in place a citywide red-light camera system.”

Zielinski’s statement doesn’t say how much it’ll cost or how the city would pay for it (but we know, don’t we, Tony).

Lots of flaws in this proposal.

What if the car is being driven by someone other than the driver?

What if the car has no plates?

What if the car was stolen?

There are plenty more.

Ironically Zielinski admits that the plan would raise revenue. Pardon me for being cynical but that might be the primary motivation here as opposed to greater safety.

2 thoughts on “Milwaukee alderman wants red light cameras installed

  1. Red light cameras are for-profit rackets, not safety programs. Cameras tend to reduce violations by about 50% after 6 to 12 months of operation. Adding one second to the yellow intervals will almost always reduce violations by 70% to 90% within 30 days, and violation reductions are permanent. Which method would YOU believe is truly safety related?

    Red light cameras are always about money, not safety – predatory rackets no one should tolerate.

    James C. Walker, National Motorists Association


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