Votes on photo enforcement of traffic laws took place in cities across three states, Texas, Washington and Ohio last night. When the dust settled, 7 more cities added their names to the list of places where this system is now illegal. Already in 2011, Los Angeles, Houston and Albuquerque among others have done the same.
TheNewspaper.com has the full story:
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Voters in Seven Cities Reject Photo Enforcement
Voters in eight cities in three states cast ballots Tuesday to decide whether red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in their communities. Seven of the races went against the use of photo ticketing.
The night’s first results came from Ashtabula, Ohio where 60 percent of residents approved an amendment to the city charter stating that the city “shall not use any traffic law photo-monitoring device” unless a police officer personally issues the citation.
“I feel that the citizens of Ashtabula stood up,” Mark Leatherman, chairman of the Citizens of Ashtabula Camera Committee told TheNewspaper. “We had the police chief attacking and fighting citizens on this issue on Facebook. We stuck to our guns to get this passed.”