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 .