05/16/2011

Green light sought for red-light cams in Mass.

By Jessica Fargen
The Boston Herald

Cash-strapped communities across Massachusetts are ramping up pressure on Beacon Hill to legalize traffic surveillance cameras so cities and towns can crack down on red-light scofflaws with automatic tickets amid lean times for police.

'This is just about public safety. It's a no-brainer. Let's get it done,' said Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has pushed for red-light cameras since 1993. 'Other states have it. Why can't we do it in Massachusetts? What's the reluctancy of the Legislature to pass this? This saves lives.'

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