Ads for red-light cameras have familiar backers

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The red-light camera battle in Missouri continues to rage. Unfortunately, it has grown too ugly to be enjoyable anymore. As the state Legislature considers a bill that would ban the cameras, a seemingly innocent ad campaign has been rolled out across the state by something called the National Coalition for Safer Roads.

The ads (see one after the jump) show victims of crashes involving red-light runners, and feature parents and a police officer all throwing their support behind the cameras. Some testimonials are downright tear-jerkers: For example, a grandmother talks about her grandchild being ejected from a vehicle during a crash. And some reflect parental paranoia, as in the dad who says, “We can’t always be with our kids.”

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