The issue was on the ballot in 2008 in Cincinnati. Voters decided to ban the use of traffic enforcement cameras in the city requiring all traffic tickets to be issued by an officer in person. Now, ten years later one member of Cincinnati City Council is proposing that the ban be overturned.
Greg Landsman wants to study the use of speed cameras to reduce the number of pedestrians being hit by cars on city streets. Last year, there were more than 400 accidents involving pedestrians in Cincinnati and Landsman says the city must act to slow traffic down. He told Newsradio 700WLW's Scott Sloan that "people are flying through our neighborhoods" and he says speeding is the number one complaint he has heard from voters.
In order to clear the way for the use of the enforcement cameras which record license plates so that tickets can be mailed out, the Cincinnati Charter would have to be amended. Landsman says city leaders will be meeting with community groups to determine if there is support for a Charter Amendment that would be placed on the ballot.