Whereas: Red Light Cameras are a direct violation of rights protected by the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution; and
Whereas: Evidence shows that Red Light Cameras are being used to generate funds, and not to promote safety, as claimed by legislators and local officials; and
Whereas: The State of Michigan and municipalities throughout the State, continue to seek avenues to fund their out-of-control spending rather than make necessary cuts; and
Whereas: Red Light Cameras are detrimental to safety, because they are placed in dangerous locations where signal timing has been altered to increase revenues; and
Whereas: Studies have shown that the use of Red Light Cameras increases accidents, contradicting the claims made by the private companies who operate them.
Therefore, be it resolved that we, the undersigned urge you to oppose and vote against any bill that would allow the use of Unmanned Traffic Control Devices used to generate tickets, specifically Red Light Cameras, with no exceptions.