Red light cameras were created to improve driver safety. They don't. What they do is bring in money by the bucketful for the towns that install them. But in New Jersey, most towns have been told to stop using them -- and you won't believe why.
According to the National Motorists Association, some municipalities have been caught shortening the time in which yellow lights are on in order to generate additional revenue from tickets issued to motorists caught on traffic cameras running red lights. At least six cities including Dallas and Chattanooga, Tenn. have engaged in the practice in recent years, the organization says.