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Monday, June 9, 2014

Doomsday May be Imminent for Ohio Traffic Cameras

Posted By on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 11:20 AM

PHOTO COURTESY OF SYLVAR, FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS
  • Photo Courtesy of Sylvar, Flickr Creative Commons
Like our friend who got out of a ticket for having a Pulp Fiction wallet, those who also choose to take their chances on running red lights may soon be able to relax if new legislative measures come through.

Sen. Bill Seitz is sponsoring a new bill that would ban the use of traffic cameras in the state of Ohio, according to a cleveland.com article. Advocates for the bill cite infringement on rights as their main argument against the cameras, and claim that the cameras are only used as ways to make money for "cash-strapped municipalities," the article reports.

The bill is supported by a "clear majority" of senators, according to Sen. Seitz.

Those against the bill, of course, argue that public safety is the cameras' main purpose, but the cameras seem to invoke such rage in the general public that one was even set on fire last winter; if the bill does come to pass, it would seem that many won't be too distraught over the cameras' absences.

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