North Carolina Senate approved legislation June 5 that would authorize
the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to use cameras to ticket
drivers who run red lights.
HB562, a three-year pilot program proposed by Rep. Martha Alexander,
D-Charlotte, and Rep. John Rhodes, R-Cornelius, police would be
allowed to rig the automatic cameras on 14 of Charlotte’s deadliest
roadways, News 14 Carolina reported.
photo radar, which is a combination camera and radar gun that documents
a vehicle’s speed and tags, snaps a picture of the vehicle and sends
the owner a ticket in the mail. Violators are fined $50.
bill now heads back to the House for consideration of Senate changes.
If it gains approval there, it will head to the governor.