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Majority of Residents Support Red Light Safety Cameras

Sixty-seven percent of registered voters polled support the bill the CT General Assembly will soon vote on, according to a survey conducted by The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR).

The majority of Connecticut's registered voters — 68 percent — support the use of red light safety cameras on busy streets, according to survey results released last week by The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR). And when informed that state legislators will soon vote on the issue, 67 percent of those polled surveyed maintained their support.

The survey also found that 70 percent of voters sampled (half of the total voters polled) felt that other drivers are more careful when they know red light safety cameras are present.

The bill already has support from Gov. Dannel Malloy, according to the Stamford Advocate. Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill said that drivers caught on camera would face a proposed fine as high as $75 if the bill passes.

“We are pleased to see that Connecticut voters understand the need for red light safety cameras and want to see legislation passed allowing for this proven life-saving technology," David Kelly, NCSR’s President and Executive Director, and former acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said in a statement.

Following coverage of the proposed legislation , Kelly to Fairfield Patch defending the idea that red light safety cameras .

Thomas Soukup February 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Right Leoj : Just a little later than we all expected.
Cal March 01, 2012 at 01:05 AM
The study was probably funded by the nice folks who sell and share the profits from the camera systems. Thomas and Leoj are right: We've been sold out by the pols in Hartford so a few more bucks can go to prop up the untenable state budget for a little longer. The assault on our civil liberty and freedom is constant...
Thomas Soukup March 01, 2012 at 01:13 PM
The survey question was most likely phrased: "Do you favor safer highway intersections "
clueless joe December 15, 2012 at 06:05 PM
The "National Coalition for Safer Roads" is a fake "safety" organization financed entirely by a for-profit red light camera company: http://www.pitch.com/plog/archives/2011/03/16/ads-for-red-light-cameras-have-familiar-backers
Thomas Soukup December 16, 2012 at 01:49 PM
So where are the 68 % among these posts who favor these "safety" cameras ?

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