LANSING (WKZO) -- Legislation's been introduced in the Michigan House that would allow municipalities to install red light cameras. The bipartisan legislation is currently before the House Transportation Committee. State Representative Thomas Stallworth says it's all about safety, noting there aren't as many cops as there used to be.
Stallworth adds that, in his home city of Detroit, there are thousands of accidents each year because of people running red lights.
Under this plan, signs would have to be posted at every intersection with a red light cam, warning people that they're there. Also, tickets from red light cameras could not result in points being added to someone's license, the fines could not exceed 130 dollars, and it would be strictly up to the individual municipalities whether they want to install the devices. Currently, 24 other states allow red light cameras.