Most Americans -- 56 percent -- are in favor of red-light cameras being used at intersections, according to a new survey by FindLaw.com.
The survey comes as New Jersey pulls the plug on its red-light cameras (they were turned off overnight, the Asbury Park Press reports); several other states and cities have taken or are considering similar steps. Supporters of the cameras say they are an effective tool for ticketing dangerous drivers. But opponents argue that they are merely money-makers that do little to improve safety.
The controversy also extends to the courtroom, where multiple questions have been raised about the admissibility and legality of red-light camera evidence.