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New Tampa Sounds Off On Red Light Cameras

As the Florida House of Representatives considers outlawing red light cameras around the state, here's what some Patch readers had to say on the subject.

Since we told you last week about a bill under consideration by the Florida House of Representatives that would strike down the use of red light cameras, Patch readers have had plenty to say on the topic.

Our story, Red Light Cameras: Should They Stay or Go?, received more than 120 comments as of Tuesday night. Here's what some New Tampa Patch readers had to say:

Curt:

"They need to go, They push the boundaries of probable cause and don't have to even prove who was driving at the time of offense. I don't agree with them at all and I work in law enforcement."

howard banks:

"Slippery Slope
Step #1: Robotic cameras are performing police functions in New Tampa.
Step #2: Robotic police will inevitably be called up to shoot citizens.
Step # 3: Rent and view "ROBO-COP".
Step #4: BEWARE"

Do you agree? Should red light cameras be banned in Florida? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments section below to continue the conversation.

bryant g February 20, 2013 at 09:39 PM
i think the money spent (probably millions) on cameras when its all said and done with, should be used to have more cops on the city budgets. what ever happened to creating new jobs? this seems like a great opportunity to help the economy grow..
Milford Confer February 21, 2013 at 01:12 AM
Are you that much in a hurry to get where you are going to run a light? Seems like the only people complaining are the ones that got caught, like the Representative's husband in south Florida who's got caught FIVE times.

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