October 27, 2011
One out of every five American lives in a community that outsources its enforcement of traffic violations caught by red light cameras to private vendors, according to a report by a consumer advocacy group.
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Red-light cameras are a hot topic again in the St. Louis area following the arrest of a St. Charles County councilman over a ticket from last summer.
One out of every five Americans lives in a community that pays a for-profit company to install and operate cameras that record traffic violations. A pro-consumer group says practice could end up putting profits ahead of safety and accuracy.