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Red light cameras can help keep drivers safe

Virginia motorists typically understand that a yellow light is a signal to slow down. However, some drivers may attempt to go through an intersection before the light turns red. In some U.S. jurisdictions, a traffic camera may take a picture of any vehicles that attempt to run a red light. While these are supposedly meant to keep roads safe, some believe that red light cameras are designed to generate revenue.

Interlocks save lives, but rolling tests can be dangerous

Virginia motorists who are convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol must have ignition interlock devices fitted in their vehicles. An IID prevents the vehicle it is fitted to from starting when alcohol is detected in a breath sample provided by the driver, and subsequent samples are required to keep the car running during what are known as rolling tests. In Virginia, the first rolling test takes place after just five minutes. IIDs are now mandatory for DUI offenders in most states because research shows that they deter drunk driving and prevent accidents, but a New York Times investigation reveals that they could also be causing crashes.

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