POLL: Should Malden Use Red-Light Cameras?
The city council is seeking state approval to install such cameras at some intersections in the city.
This week, the city council voted to seek approval from the state legislature for red camera lights in the city that could automatically issue tickets to those who fail to stop at major intersections.
Groups like the Masachusetts Police Chiefs Association and AAA are in favor of the cameras, saying they can help reduce crime without the cost of adding additional officers to the payroll.
Others, such as the ACLU of Massachusetts, criticize the cameras for decreasing certain kinds of crashes while increasing the likelihood of others, as well as concerns about due process and privacy.
But readers – what do you think? Is there a particularly busy intersection in which you'd like to see a red light camera? Think it's a dumb idea? Take our poll below and let us know in the comments.