July 25, 2014

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Ohio House to vote on banning red-light cameras

COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers are considering a measure that would bar local governments across the state from using cameras to determine whether motorists have run red lights or been speeding.

The Ohio House is expected to vote on the proposal today.

Proponents of the ban have said cameras have turned into cash generators for municipalities.

Those who want law enforcement to continue to monitor drivers using the cameras say the technology prevents accidents and saves lives.

Several leaders of law enforcement organizations testified before a committee that analyzed the bill Tuesday. They told legislators the revenue generated by the tickets is typically used by police departments to purchase equipment or hire more officers.

The Ohio Senate still would need to sign off on the measure if it is approved by the House.

  • agent5959

    “Those who want law enforcement to continue to monitor drivers using the cameras say the technology prevents accidents and saves lives.”

    Except that has never been the case, and it’s widely known, yet they continue lying.

    http://www.motorists.org/red-light-cameras/increase-accidents

  • http://PricesKarate.com/ DavePrice

    I was sent a ticket from a town far south in ohio. ” I live on the lake, i don’t even know where your town is”? That is not my car or look anything like it… does not matter, pay the ticket or show up in court… then i asked a simple question, why is the license plate on the picture you say prooves it was me … have 2 different fonts? I did not know the state mixed up the fonts…the police officer then sent me an email saying they where closing my case. I am sure they have fixed that problem now and are ripping people off left and right. this is a true story. Outlaw this Fascist Law!

  • jz

    Yeah. The whole camera thing is taking it too far. Politicians. Go figure.

  • hottamomma

    if they keep the red light cameras then they can lay off half the police force cause why do we need them if we got cameras? the police better look at that cause once you have one camera here comes a bunch more and then here comes the lay offs. quit having cameras do your job before the cameras take over permanently.