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New Rules Proposed for Red Light Cameras

COLUMBUS (Ben Garbarek/Kate Liebers) -- The rules surrounding the red light cameras could be changing.

The cameras are designed to photograph drivers blowing through red lights or speeding through school zones. The device sends a $95 to $150 ticket to violators, depending on how far over the speed limit they were driving.

Some people have said the rules for these cameras are too lax.

Senator Kevin Bacon has proposed a bill to regulate the devices in the name of civil liberty concerns. 

The bill, now in the senate, would require signs marking all the red light and speeding cameras as well as ways to challenge a ticket.

Columbus is now being used as a model for the rest of the state.

Lawmakers and law enforcement in Columbus are pushing to keep the cameras at intersections across Ohio, citing evidence that the devices are changing drivers' behaviors.

Columbus Police Department reported a massive drop in the number of rear-end crashes and right-turn crashes after the program began.
 
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