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Investigator: Ohio lawmakers want to ban traffic cameras

10:50 AM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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OHIO -- Ohio could become the 10th state to ban traffic cameras.

State Representative Ron Maag is sponsoring legislation that calls for the removal of all speed and red light cameras in Ohio.

Maag believes the cameras are nothing but a cash grab, stealing money from innocent motorists.

Cleveland has 42 cameras. Mayor Frank Jackson refused to be interviewed about the proposed ban, but his press secretary said he supports the program in Cleveland.

And why not? Traffic cameras in Cleveland rake in millions of dollars in ticket revenue every year.

Maag says at hearings he'll demand that communities with traffic cameras provide evidence that shows the cameras improve public safety. In Cleveland, the Investigator Tom Meyer found the city is unable to back up claims that the cameras reduce accidents and fatalities.

WKYC-TV

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