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Maryland, Ohio and Texas citizens consider banning red light cameras

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April 13, 2010

SYKESVILLE, Maryland: Residents in Sykesville will get the opportunity to vote on banning traffic cameras and automated ticketing on the May 4 ballot. Officials in charge of the traffic cameras are worried due to the large amount of residents that have signed the petition to get the issue on the ballot. Similar petition drives are under way in five other cities, notably in Baytown Texas where a petition has been submitted with double the amount of required signatures needed to validate it for the November election. In Houston, Texas, voters will decide in November whether to ban the devices, which are used at 70 intersections across the city.[1] In Ohio, the city of Cleavland and Garfield Heights both have petition drives under way and the group organizing those petitions will head towards Toledo next where a previous effort to get red light cameras banned was stopped by city officials. Last year, multiple votes to stop the red light cameras all passed.[2]

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