Cameras are starting to spring up at different intersections throughout Lansing. It's part of a two-year project aimed at controlling the flow of traffic.
The cameras are not used to keep a watchful eye on motorists breaking the law. They are designed to control the flow of traffic by signaling when lights should change.
The city is working on 15 intersections throughout the area. The cameras replace censors in the roads that performed the same function.
The city's assistant transportation engineer admits the cameras do take the photos, but stresses the fact that they're not saved. He says the goal of the cameras is not to cut down on traffic accidents, but if traffic is controlled, that would be a likely result.
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