What is the best way to petition the city against street light cameras?

In Orlando, and I'm sure in other cities too, just about every stop light has cameras that take pictures of peoples license plates that "run red lights". I've gotten into a car accident as the result of going speed limit and the light being yellow and me stopping.
This is doing more harm than good in my opinion. They cause accidents, and people really shouldn't have to be worried about running red lights, or even much be afraid to pass a yellow one.
The city is fining people, and only doing this for money. It's really not fair, and something need to be done.
BTW, Please keep in mind that I'm asking what would be the BEST WAY to bring this issue to the local government ie county courthouse. I got in the accident because the light turned yellow and I had no other choice but to stop and the driver behind me didn't have time to brake.
Also, this isn't the first time commuters in my city have near misses. I've witnessed people having to stop in the middle of an intersection just to not pass the actual red light.
Nenaa
Asked Oct 10, 2012
The best way to get the local government's attention is to contact a newspaper and/or a TV reporter and have them do a story on the problem the cameras are causing. If you can get them to interview the politicians on the issue that will surely get the ball rolling.

From what you describe, it sounds to me like the problem is more about speeding and following too close than the cameras. A person that hits you because you stop for a red light will do the same when a dog, cat or squirrel runs in the road or you come upon a pothole. The city may need to put a Radar unit out there to control those issues.
Rob
Answered Oct 10, 2012
Edited Oct 10, 2012

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