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Ohio lawmakers debate a state ban on red-light cameras
Defenders argue they save lives
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Red-light cameras issue tickets without a police officer being present.
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More than a dozen Ohio cities have installed traffic cameras to catch speeders and drivers who run red lights. Some motorists are angry over the tickets they’ve received, and they’re pushing Ohio lawmakers to ban the cameras.

The Ohio House Public Safety Committee is holding hearings on the proposal. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports the most recent hearing featured advocates of the cameras.

 

COHEN: Abridged on lawmakers and red light cameras

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COHEN: Extended version on red-light camera debate

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IF the yellow intervals are set at least long enough for the ACTUAL 85th percentile approach speeds and IF camera tickets are not issued to safe right on red turn drivers (even if they don't quite stop), the cameras will not issue enough citations to even pay their own costs. And virtually no cities will use cameras if they lose money.

Red light cameras produce profits ONLY when they ticket mostly safe drivers who are not causing any types of safety hazards.

Banning cameras statewide is the right move. If you agree, contact your state Representatives and Senators to tell them you want cameras banned.

James C. Walker, Life Member-National Motorists Association


Posted by: James C. Walker (Ann Arbor, MI) on April 24, 2013 10:04AM
Wonder how many of the "advocates" are really just lobbyist sent there by the RLC vendors and cities.

You can bet money, that MONEY, NOT safety is what this is really about!

Do you know that:

1. Some cops are really paid lobbyist to RLC vendors. http://blog.chron.com/houstonpolitics/2011/07/police-union-director-also-a-red-light-camera-lobbyist/

2. There are COPS who are finanically benefiting directly and indirectly (even by private business of their own) by working for the RLC vendors. (Anytime LLC out of Louisianahttp://www.banthecams.org/attachments/1598_Suspended New Orleans cops over LLC Anytime Solutions..pdf) . One cop was even asking the RLC vendor on a JOB with the vendor! http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110818/NEWS01/708199929

3. How many cops are "consultants" to these very RLC vendors. One wonders! http://www.banthecams.org/Red-Light-Camera-News/redflex-used-qenforcement-consultants-to-helpq-with-rlc-contracts-or-is-that-employed.html)

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Posted by: Stephen (USA) on April 24, 2013 7:04AM
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