Barbour gets plan to ban traffic cameras

Published 11:30 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2009

JACKSON (AP) — Traffic cameras may soon be a thing of the past in Mississippi.

Lawmakers have sent to the governor a bill that would prohibit the installation of any new cameras to photograph and ticket vehicles that run red lights.

Jackson and Columbus already use the cameras, and Tupelo, Natchez, Southaven and McComb are considering them. The Senate version of the bill says the existing cameras would have to be removed by Oct. 1. The House accepted that version on Wednesday. The legislation now awaits Gov. Haley Barbour’s signature.

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