They’re called false positives. That’s when you’re wrongly ticketed for running a red light by the automated camera system. That’s what has occurred in Cary, which has officials questioning the system’s use.

Councilman Don Frantz echoed those sentiments, saying the town could significantly modify its traffic-control system.

“We did it with the intention of public safety. Since then, the town has made some improvements to a number of intersections,” Frantz said. “A good question now is: Is the red-light camera system even needed anymore?”

Bingo. JLF’s Fergus Hodgson has blogged and written about red-light cameras several times,  including here.