SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Committing to reforming the ways that local governments operate, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is supporting bipartisan legislation that would ban the usage of red-light cameras in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Madison, McHenry, St. Clair, and Will counties.
“We need to seriously re-evaluate any evidence that red light cameras work as intended to reduce accidents,” Mussman said. “The public has little reason to believe that their safety is paramount in the face of so many stories highlighting how red light cameras have been used to generate revenue for the pockets of unethical people and businesses.”
The Mussman-sponsored House Bill 322 is bipartisan legislation that prohibits non-home rule towns from utilizing red light cameras as traffic enforcement systems. Mussman will continue to support legislation that saves constituents from unnecessary expenses.
“Local government plays an undeniably vital role in the everyday lives of the community. Residents rely on their governments to make good choices, and red light cameras are under question now more than ever before,” Mussman said. “I can’t consciously support systems that fine residents with no positive outcomes.”