- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - It looks like red light cameras are out in Tucson.

Early results show voters approved Proposition 201, which bans the cameras, by over 65 percent during elections on Tuesday. About 20,000 provisional and early ballots have not been counted, but opponents of the cameras hold a strong lead.

Passage means that the city’s traffic cameras at eight intersections will go down.

Traffic cameras have been a contentious issue in the state, and legislators have made several unsuccessful attempts at banning them statewide. Other cities have simply abandoned their camera programs.

Opponents of red light cameras say they don’t improve safety and are simply a money-making ploy for the city. But the Tucson police department says they’ve reduced collisions by 70 percent since they were approved in 2007.

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