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Bring Back Red Light Cameras to Virginia?

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I may be in the minority but I like the idea of red light cameras at some of Northern Virginia’s busy intersections. I think they make people more aware of the danger of running red lights. Sure, some people get rear ended, but then, that means everyone has to pay more attention.

The Virginia State Senate passed legislation yesterday to restore the red lights at some Northern Virginia intersections.

Look, I understand the argument that sometimes the owner of a car gets a ticket in the mail when the owner wasn’t driving. That just means you have to be careful who you lend your car too and, in my case, it might mean one of my kids ran a red light. Now I know about it.


Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis, Fairfax County Republican, told colleagues that her bill would allow photo-red enforcement only in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties, the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church and Virginia Beach and the town of Vienna.