LANSING (WWJ) – Caught on camera — and given a ticket. It’s an idea being floated in Lansing.
Legislation may be considered this week in Lansing to allow communities to voluntarily install cameras at intersections to catch speeders at red lights.
Republican Senator and former sheriff Rick Jones is not in favor of the idea.
“I oppose cameras on stop lights, next it’s going to be cameras writing speeding tickets – you have the right to confront your accuser,” said Senator Jones. “How do you confront robo cop?” And that’s exactly what we are going to get in this state, if this passes.”
“This is a money grab for a few communities and the camera company,” he added.
Backers of the bill say it could save lives.
Jones told WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick if we want to save lives we should have more cops on the streets.