state lawmaker is renewing his effort to allow South Carolina law enforcement
officers to ticket drivers running red lights by using pictures taken with
cameras on traffic signals.
cameras have been in use at three Charleston, SC, intersections for several
years, but the city has no way to send enforceable citations to offending
drivers, The Associated Press reported.
Sen. Scott Richardson, R-Hilton Head, has announced that when the lawmakers
reconvene at the Capitol in January he plans to introduce a bill that will
clear the way for local governments to send out citations based on traffic
said the law is not an invasion of privacy because cameras already take
pictures at nearly all ATMs, banks and convenience stores.
fine for running a red light in South Carolina is $232.