The State Board of Accounts, the Indiana Supreme Court and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles all want to see a copy of Hammond's red-light-camera ordinance, and they're all concerned about the same provision:
Tickets will be issued through the mail by the private company operating the system after a review by police. By ordinance, fines of $100 will be assessed and treated like parking tickets unless contested, when they become moving violations.
Kind of a strong-arm tactic, isn't it? Just shut up and pay, and no points. But have the nerve to question us, and it becomes a moving violation. But it IS a moving violation because, you know, the cars are actually moving when they run the red lights. And Hammond made the mistake of using a private company, which will increase the chances this will become more about the money than public safety.