Lee County commissioners pulled up to the intersection — and braked.
At least for now.
Before following Collier County’s lead on installing cameras to catch suspected red-light runners, commissioners said they need more information on the scope of the problem, the dangers and the legalities, since the public-private enterprise faces civil litigation across Florida.
Commissioners also were aware of how the camera concept has played out in Collier, where a majority of violation notices are for turning right on red — though law-enforcement officers in person might not do likewise.
At least one Collier commissioner, Donna Fiala, now says the right-turn scrutiny should be restricted or eliminated, favoring a back-to-basics approach that focuses on drivers who go through red lights head-on.
Southwest Florida needs to get a grip on all of this. Lee County commissioners surveyed the horizon and the available information and chose the correct way to go.