This is a very interesting story. You’ll need to click on the link at the end of the following excerpt to read the entire thing. Basically, it is soundly admitted that red light cameras are purely used to increase revenues, not for safety as purported. Not surprising, but an honest answer is too often surprising!
Question: When do you know that you live in a tyranny?
Answer: When the citizens vote to ban red light cameras and the city reacts by suing them.
In November of last year, the citizens of St. Charles County democratically expressed their anger with the use of red light cameras in their town. Seventy-three percent of those who went to the polls approved a measure to ban red light cameras.
However, the fat cat bureaucrats, apparently afraid of losing the money generated from the rights-violating red light cameras, don’t like that vote. They are now taking action to punish the citizens for trying to undermine their perceived authority.