City Wants To Add More Red-Light Cameras & Catch Speeders, Too
By Donna Willis | Multimedia Content Producer
Published: March 18, 2010
Updated: March 19, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Columbus already has red-light cameras, but residents can expect more of them and those cameras could be tracking your speed, too.
Red-light cameras currently are installed and tracking infractions at intersections such as East Cooke Road and Indianola Avenue or West Henderson and Gettysburg roads.
Residents and motorists should expect more of the red-light cameras with the possibility of the addition to track speeding.
The proposed units would be sport-utility-type vehicles with cameras in them and they will sit at the corners of intersections.
The units would have the ability to be moved around from location to location.
Expect them near schools and places the city wants Columbus drivers to slow down.
Don’t expect them to be welcomed completely with open arms.
The units are controversial. In fact, seven states have banned them.
Speed and red-light cameras were removed from the city of Heath after voters demanded they be taken down during the November election.
The red-light cameras brought more than $500,000 dollars into the city, but some believed they took business away from the area.
Currently, Columbus has 20 red-light cameras throughout the city.
A public meeting regarding the new cameras will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at city council chambers
Columbus Considering Speed Cameras
March 19, 2010 by John