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State lawmakers seek red light camera ban

Posted at 6:42 AM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 08:49:14-05
The flash of those red light cameras around Tucson have been snuffed-out by voters back in November. But now some Arizona legislators are hoping to make that the way of roadways across state. 
 
Proposition 201 we passed by voters in the city of Tucson in November. However, places like Phoenix, Flagstaff, Prescott and others - still have red light cameras up and running. 
 
This week, some representatives are looking to make Tucson's choice a wide-stream decision. 
 
House Bill 2540 was introduced this week. It lays out a prohibition on photo radar. 
 
The bill states, "A photo-enforcement system shall not be used by local authority or any agency of this state to identify violators..." 
 
However, similar bills have been introduced in the past. For example, last year - members of the transportation committee struck an attempt down. Many said they would prefer cities and towns made their own decimal an without the legislature's interference, which is exactly what voters in Tucson did here in November.