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By Ronnie Garrett green Red light /green light Public outreach isn’t an option but a necessity for successful photo enforcement initiatives I n the game Red Light/Green Light, the “it” person stands at one end of the playing field with the always the case. In 2007, an esti- mated 900 people were killed and approximately 153,000 individuals the public’s Constitutional rights. The backlash has photo-enforced communities taking a second look other players at the other end. When were injured in crashes involving red at their systems, and has others the “it” turns his back to the others light running, reports the Insurance backing off on plans to install them. and calls out green light, players run Institute for Highway Safety, a Even some police officials have spo- as fast as they can toward him. If nonprofit organization dedicated to ken out against photo enforcement. the “it” calls out red light, the other reducing losses from crashes on the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff players must freeze in place. If yel- nation’s highways. Joe Arpaio, for one, is not a fan of low light is called, the players must To beef up public safety and put automated enforcement. Arpaio was walk— not run — toward “it”. The a stop to unsafe driving practices one of the first to sign an Arizona first player to reach “it” wins and a new game has arisen. This game Photo Radar Enforcement Ban becomes “it” for the next round. requires motorists to stop at red Initiative that may appear on the A version of this popular chil- lights or risk being photographed state’s 2010 ballot. If this initiative dren’s game plays out every day and ticketed for their violations. It’s passes, it will prohibit issuing cita- on city streets. Motorists can go a practice some say stops violators tions for violations detected through on green lights, must proceed with in their tracks and saves lives, but photo enforcement. caution at yellow lights, and stop at one that others fear violates privacy This prospect makes Todd red lights. Unfortunately this is not and sets the stage to further erode Kandaris, spokesman for 10 Law Enforcement Technology ■ October 2009 ■ www.officer.com CameraFRAUD, an organization these systems and has had them the public fully understands the founded to lead the fight against foisted upon them by their local and need, how they work and automated ticketing, optimistic. state governments.” what they can do, the backlash “Whenever a photo enforcement But those living in communities becomes nonexistent. system has been voted on by the with successful photo enforcement “These systems are another tool public, it has lost,” he says. “This programs, such as Naperville, Ill., to help law enforcement efficiently shows the public does not want beg to differ. They report that once and effectively do things with lim-
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