One of the most common complaints that I hear about traffic light cameras is that they are supposedly a privacy violation. I've never understood that. How can you posibly have a reasonable expectation of privacy on a city street? Afterall, if the city had put a cop on the corner, there would be nothing wrong with that. I suspect that these people's real problem is that the camera doesn't make judgments and can't be reasoned with.
My only real problem is that the camera can't tell the police who was driving the car. They simply see the license plate and look up who owns the vehicle.
However, I wasn't thinking of this issue:
A SOUTH Australian man has been flooded by NSW traffic fines after hundreds of alleged traffic fine evaders claimed he had been driving their car at the time.
NSW Police yesterday said they were investigating after nearly 240 people, seeking to escape traffic and parking fines, falsely claimed one of two people were driving their vehicle at the time of the alleged offence.
Police said they had found the man's name on at least 140 statutory declarations sworn by drivers between the end of 2002 and May last year, The Australian reported today.
Good luck dude.