North Carolina House has given final approval to legislation that
would authorize the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department the
use of cameras to ticket drivers who run red lights.
lawmakers gave final approval for the bill with a 71-37 vote June
17. HB562, which previously passed the Senate, now heads to Gov.
Mike Easley for his signature.
the three-year pilot program, police would be allowed to rig the
automatic cameras on 14 of Charlotte’s deadliest roadways, Winston-Salem’s
WXII TV reported.
photo radar, which is a combination camera and radar gun that
documents a vehicle’s speed and tags, snaps pictures of red light
runners and sends them tickets in the mail. Violators would be
fined $50 but would receive no driver’s license or insurance points.