Plan to ban traffic cams advances in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A proposal to outlaw traffic cameras is gaining momentum at the Mississippi Capitol.

The Senate passed a bill Wednesday 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.

A different version of the bill passed the House last month. The House could either accept the Senate changes, or the two chambers could negotiate a final version to send to the governor.

 

The bill is House Bill 1568.

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