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Cleveland Voters Ban Traffic Camera Program

The City of Cleveland has halted its traffic camera enforcement program after 77 percent of voters Tuesday approved what amounts to a ban. The measure allows the city to enforce traffic camera violations if a police officer writes the ticket. Backers say the program was illegal because the city and not a municipal court oversees appeals. Mayor Frank Jackson says he'll figure out a way to make up for the loss of millions of dollars the program has generated.

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether such camera programs are constitutional.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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