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Dayton To Halt Citations From Fixed-site Traffic Cameras

Advocates say cameras increase safety.
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The city of Dayton says it will stop using traffic cameras in fixed positions to issue citations for red-light and speeding violations.
 
The southwest Ohio city says it made the decision because of a new Ohio law effective in March that requires a police officer be present when cameras are used.  The law passed last month regulates statewide use of the devices, which have faced backlash from critics who say they're more about raising revenues than increasing safety.
 
Dayton has had traffic cameras for more than a decade. The city says it will continue to use cameras with police officers in vehicles also equipped with radar. The mobile units will be used in high-incident intersections.
 
The city also warned Monday that motorists cited previously still need to pay their fines.