A Republican Ohio Senator has proposed what cities say amounts to a ban on red light cameras, which have generated tens of millions of dollars for local municipalities.
Nearly 30 state lawmakers and two civil liberties groups are backing a driverâ€™s challenge to traffic cameras as it goes before the Ohio Supreme Court.
Columbus, Newark, Lancaster, and several other Ohio cities are waiting to find out what could happen to their red-light cameras as lawmakers debate the future of the devices.
The Ohio Senate has begun considering a measure that would ban authorities from using cameras to determine whether drivers run red lights or violate speed limits.
A statewide ban on traffic cameras is a step closer to reality, after passing the Ohio House on a bipartisan vote Wednesday.
Lawmakers on Tuesday took the first steps to outlaw the cameras that several Ohio cities have set up to catch drivers who speed and run red lights. But the bill is going to the House floor without the support of a key Republican.
More than a dozen Ohio cities have installed traffic cameras to catch speeders and drivers who run red lights. But there’s a new push to ban the cameras.