Photo radar defies the basic principle of punishing the wrongdoer. It simply punishes the owner of a vehicle.
Speed enforcement should be done by a police officer so that he/she may check for a sober driver, valid insurance, valid drivers licence, safe vehicle, warrants, criminal activity, etc.
Speeding is only a symptom of a greater road safety problem. The cause needs addressing.
Photo radar is nothing more than a cash-cow, designed to make a government look like it is doing something for traffic safety.
Speed should be enforced by police officers, with regard to what is reasonable and prudent for the conditions; taking into consideration the driver, the vehicle, the traffic, the weather, etc.
Photo radar violates one's right to face one's accuser.
Photo radar electronic surveillance violates citizens rights to a peaceful, anonymous existence.
The government has reached the limit on unopposed taxation. Photo radar facilitates a new tax under the guise of safety.
Speed limits in BC are influenced more by bureaucrats than engineers.
Photo radar will drive away tourism by discouraging tourists from travelling in BC.
Photo radar could actually increase accidents and deaths by increasing speed variance and encouraging photo radar avoidance techniques (like tailgating, sudden braking, etc.).
Photo radar does not provide reasonable notice to adequately defend one's self (as guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms). One is unaware of the infraction and can't take notes, remember the specifics, etc.
Photo radar violates one's right to equal treatment under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms as photo radar tickets are not sent to all out of province drivers.
If we allow photo radar, the next thing the government will do is install transmitters in our vehicles.
Photo radar will ticket far more than just the "high-risk" or "worst-of-the-worst" drivers.
Photo radar resentment will ultimately do more harm to police-citizen relations -- at a time we need better relations.
If the systems screws up, innocent drivers could get notices (it's happened in BC many times already!)
Photo radar increases the already high cost of business in BC. Employers are responsible for all tickets that their employees may get, and have no recourse against the employees.