- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson is on the verge of becoming the latest city to do away with red light traffic cameras.

Early results in Tuesday’s election show Proposition 201, which bans the cameras, winning about two-thirds of the vote.

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

Tucson is likely to become the second Arizona city whose voters have banned red light cameras, although they’ve 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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