Since we told you last week about a bill under consideration by the Florida House of Representatives that would strike down the use of red light cameras, Patch readers have had plenty to say on the topic.
Our story, Red Light Cameras: Should They Stay or Go?, received more than 120 comments as of Tuesday night. Here's what some Carrollwood-Northdale Patch readers had to say:
"They should be illegal. Those cameras are nothing but cash cows for states. I especially hate the ones one Waters Ave. They just wait for you to make a stupid mistake and then they slap you with a $158 ticket. Pay it late and they automatically tack on a $100 penalty! Highway Robbery!!! Reminds me oF the Town of Starke and their Speed Traps. Money pits....."
"Beyond all of the aforementioned negative thoughts on theses cameras:
AS A FREE PEOPLE, NOTHING SHOULD BE PUT IN PLACE TO "SPY" ON IT'S CITIZENS"!
This reeks of 'Big Brother' and Obummer 'Killer drones'."
Do you agree? Should red light cameras be banned in Florida? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments section below to continue the conversation.