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Columbus Joining Other Cities In Challenging State Traffic Camera Law


City officials in Columbus and Dayton are joining other Ohio municipalities in fighting the state's new traffic enforcement camera law.  Dayton officials asked a judge yesterday to stop the new law from taking effect until the courts can decide whether it violates the home rule provision of the Ohio Constitution. Columbus officials will file a similar lawsuit today. The law that takes effect on Monday requires police officers to be stationed at camera locations to issue tickets.  Cities say the cameras reduce the number of traffic accidents. Critics say the cameras are only revenue generators for cities. Akron and Toledo have filed similar lawsuits.

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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