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Analysis Shows Red Light Cameras Don’t Reduce Crashes or Improve Public Safety

Red light cameras don’t reduce the number of traffic accidents or injuries at intersections where the devices are installed, according a new analysis by Case Western Reserve University. Touted by supporters as a way increase public safety by ticketing drivers …

Ohio High Court Strikes Down Traffic Camera Restrictions

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld cities’ use of traffic camera enforcement for a third time, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions that included requiring a police officer to be present. The ruling was 5-2 in support of the …

Ohio Supreme Court Considers Traffic Camera Use Again

For the third time in less than a decade, the use of traffic cameras by Ohio cities is before the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for the city of Dayton will Tuesday urge the justices to reject a law passed by …

IIHS Study Finds Red-Light Cameras Save Lives

Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences. Traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a third after cities turn off cameras designed to catch motorists in the …

Florida Cities Want Appeals Court to Hear Red Light Camera Case

Lakeland and 12 other Florida cities want a state appeals court to hear a red light camera case for a third time with the hope it will come back on its original opinion upholding a 2011 citation in Hollywood. The …

Ohio City Says There’s No Need for High Court to Review Camera Ruling

Toledo and its camera vendor told the Ohio Supreme Court there’s no reason to reconsider its ruling upholding traffic camera enforcement. The city and camera company responded this week to a driver’s request that the court take a second look …

As Red-Light Cameras are Discontinued, Speed Cameras get Green Light

Motorists rejoicing over decisions to discontinue unpopular red-light camera programs don’t have to drive too far for a buzzkill. The number of red-light cameras nationwide is falling because of opposition from lawmakers and average Joes – but the use of …

Towns Scrape for Cash After Speed Camera Backlash

Municipalities that installed traffic cameras to boost revenue are scraping for cash to fill budget gaps after complaints by irate drivers forced them to cancel their use. Nassau County on Long Island ended its program after speed cameras led to …

Ohio House Panel OKs Traffic Camera Restrictions

A bill requiring a police officer’s presence for tickets to be issued from traffic cameras is headed to the full Ohio House for a vote. The legislation would regulate the statewide use of the traffic-monitoring devices. A House panel passed …

Arizona Firm to Run North Carolina City’s Red Light Cameras

Fayetteville, N.C., has selected an Arizona company to run the red light cameras the city plans to reinstall next year. The Fayetteville Observer reports that American Traffic Solutions of Tempe, Arizona, was selected from four vendors. The city plans to …