Caught by a red-light camera in NC? Some argue the citations are illegal and you don’t have to pay them

Red light traffic cameras are designed to reduce serious crashes. Cities usually install them at intersections with high crash rates, especially those with extremely dangerous T-bone crashes.

Despite research showing they do have an impact, the remote enforcement tool remains under fire.

“I believe they’re unconstitutional,” said attorney and former state lawmaker Paul Stam, when asked about the citations mailed to vehicle owners whose cars are caught by a camera.