I hate traffic light cameras. Where I live, I can think of a couple that I studiously avoid in order not to get caught in the lottery-like process that is crossing the intersection before the camera goes off. Turns out that many municipalities are tweaking the lenght of the yellow light to trap as many motorists as possible into getting caught running a red. And, they are doing it at the expense of driver safety.
It always comes down to this: we get the government we deserve, even at the local level.