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Traffic camera ban won't be on Arizona ballot

Traffic camera ban won't be on Arizona ballot

CREATED Mar 7, 2012

Web Producer: Alexandra Sutter

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona voters will not get a chance this fall to decide whether photo-enforcement cameras should be banned.
   
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/yEh39a) reports the state Senate voted Tuesday against a resolution to put the question on the November ballot.
   
Some cities and the state have tried photo enforcement for years.
   
The state pulled its speed cameras off highways in 2010. Some Department of Public Safety reports indicated the cameras had saved lives and decreased crashes. But opponents criticized the financial motives of the program and the private companies that help run them.
   
Last year, Tempe, Avondale, Peoria and Glendale ended their programs.
   
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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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