Looks like Lima, OH has cancelled their camera fraud program. http://www.limaohio.com/news/city-38014-berger-cameras.html
Yeah, maybe the rest of the country will follow their lead.
Can someone confirm if these are in our database please?
I will remove them but I don't think I have them.
I did not see them in the file. According to the article, they had only started issuing warnings and had not started issuing tickets yet.
If you read into the article a little, you can see that the only reason the mayor pulled back the camera program is because he is up for re-election, and his opponent has been making an issue of it.
Look for the program to be re-invented in Lima after the elections.
I think many Cities need to follow suit and get rid of these Revenue generators in the name of safety
You don't even have to read between the lines on this one. you can bet those cameras will be back.
It depends on whether or not the mayor learned his lesson and how long he wants to stay mayor. City council also plays a part too. In the city of Pickerington, OH there were plans for cameras and they were dropped after public outcry. In Steubenville, OH and Cincinnati, OH, the issue was put on the ballot and cameras were banned. People in Chillicothe, OH currently are trying to get the issue on the ballot. It looks as though they have collected enough signatures to do so, but they are awaiting certification. So far I know of no place where the cameras have won on these referendums, so I am hoping they will disappear in Chillicothe.
Politicians? Learn their lesson?
Naw - won't happen. They've been a hot potato in Arizona for awhile now, with promises made to remove them, increase them, reduce the fines, increase the fines.... you get the idea. Still, they are here. It'd be nice to see them go, but I think they are here to stay. When push-comes-to-shove, the politicians like the money too much to remove them permanently.
Ok, I'm off the soap box.
Don't count on it!, especially since the Ohio Supreme Court up held the use of traffic enforcement cameras. Champaign promises are made just to dupe voters all the time. Then once elected broken. And thats by both sides making the promises till you pull the handle then boom.
Please be smart enough to read through and between the lines of your first post.
The unfortunate point is money, we all know it's about the money. And the money will balance a lot of different city budgets. No matter how much we hate them.
I'm not counting on anything one way or the other. Just pointing out that there are other alternatives than the scenario you painted. As I noted before, voters have made a difference in some cities. Hopefully, more will do the same, because they are the ones paying the money.
Also, don't discount the fact that there are some politicians who don't like the cameras either.
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