Traffic laws and regulations are not optional when the highway patrol is not around. There is little to fear for the safe, law abiding driver. The potential for misuse is minimal because they are set to catch only those who speed or run the lights. These sentinel cameras watch over dangerous intersections and make lawbreakers accountable no matter the time of day.
Red light cameras, in addition to the costs of installation, have been proven to be unsafe as an increase in rear end collisions is found at intersections where such cameras are in place. Moreover, they deprive drivers of due process by requiring the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were the one driving the car at the time.