A bill that would shut off red light and speed cameras throughout Ohio took a step forward Tuesday.
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Southwest Ohio communities with traffic cameras
Dayton: Red light, speed
Middletown: Red light
New Miami: Speed
Northwood: Red light, speed
Springfield: Red light
Trotwood: Red light, speed
West Carrollton: Red light, speed
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
States that have banned speed cameras
Arkansas*, Maine*, Mississippi*, Montana*, Nevada*, New Hampshire*, New Jersey, South Carolina*, Texas, Utah, West Virginia*, Wisconsin*
*also prohibits red light cameras
Source: Governors Highway Safety Association
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What do you think?
We asked readers on our Facebook page what they think of the proposed ban on traffic cameras. Here’s some of their responses:
Andrew Noonan: I think its great. The camera scam has been exposed and hopefully it is soon abolished.
Ada Gover Barber: I think it is a great idea. If done correctly it records the speed, liscense tag and picture of the driver. No disputing the ticket that way. Europe has done this for years and their roads are a whole lot better than we have.
Nick Maloney: Don’t speed or run red lights, you wont have a problem. Youd love the cameras if someone tboned you at an intersection and then ran off.
Mary E Patterson: Anything that saves lives like these cameras by slowing people down, and convincing them to stop for red lights is a good thing.
Vera Dorsten Miller: They put one up at the intersection by my house and accidents have gone down tremendously. There used to be an accident a week there.