Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
I'm glad they are adding the cameras but why is a "warning only" period warranted? To give the commuters sufficient time to acclimate to having to stop at the lights? Really?! Thunk.
I think it's more of a PR thing. People would be VERY angry (and vocal at public meetings) if they started getting tickets from a new camera without having gotten any warning beforehand. Now, did they say anything about changes to how long the yellow light would display before turning red? There have been situations in the past where yellow lights were shortened (or claimed to be shortened) when a red light camera was installed which led to public outcry which led to removal of the camera.

Btw, yes, I agree it's ridiculous that for the next month drivers now have the option to run the red light there without risk of getting a ticket/fine. Just... don't tell them that