- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper reports that early indications are that crashes have risen since Columbus turned off its traffic cameras amid continuing legal and legislative battles over their use.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1UgOfCM ) crash data from the state Department of Public Safety shows that the number of crashes at 38 intersections increased by more than 8 percent and wrecks involving injuries rose 38 percent last year. That’s compared with the average over the previous three years.

Statistics show crashes increased at 21 of the 38 intersections. But the data also indicates that crashes at intersections throughout the city increased by 10.5 percent.

The city turned off its red-light cameras in March 2015 when a state law requiring an officer to be present when a camera records an infraction took effect.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com


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