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Senate approves Theis bill banning red-light cameras

Redlight cameras that provide municipalities the ability to issue traffic tickets would be banned in Michigan under legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate.

Senate Bill 875 would prohibit photographic traffic signal enforcement systems from being used and establish that any citation issued on the basis of a recorded image produced by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system would be void.

“It’s important Michigan bans the use of red-light cameras on our streets to not only help protect the lives of drivers and passengers, but also to protect their constitutional rights,” said the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton. “I thank my Senate colleagues for standing up against these unnecessary money-grabs and urge the support of my House colleagues.”

The measure, which does not apply to speed limit cameras, now goes to the House for approval.



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