Springfield Police Sgt. Brett Bauer said the number of rear-end accidents might increase, but the cameras reduce the number of injury-producing accidents.
Staff writer Ed Richter contributed to this report.
Ohio communities with traffic cameras
Ashtabula: Red light, speed
Cleveland: Red light, speed
Columbus: Red light, speed
Dayton: Red light, speed
East: Cleveland Red light, speed
Elmwood Place: Speed
Middletown: Red light
New Miami: Speed
Northwood: Red light, speed
Springfield: Red light
Toledo: Red light, speed
Trotwood: Red light, speed
West Carrollton: Red light, speed
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
States that have banned speed cameras
Arkansas*, Maine*, Mississippi*, Montana*, Nevada*, New Hampshire*, New Jersey, South Carolina*, Texas, Utah, West Virginia*, Wisconsin*
--also prohibits red light cameras
Source: Governors Highway Safety Association
What do you think of proposal to ban traffic cameras in Ohio?
We asked our followers on Facebook what they think of red-light and speeding cameras. Join the converstation at Facebook.com/daytondailynews. Here's some of the comments:
Brian Pugh: I have no problem with them. They are taking care of writing tickets and freeing up the police to do real work. Stop signs and speed limits are not a suggestion, they are the law that we all agree to live by.
Angela Coffey: The speed cameras are not above reproach. They should be banned or at least challenged.
Barry Takacss: I know when I see them I won't do business near that intersection, buy gas or go to a restaurant.
Todd Shiverdecker: I know it has caused me to drive slower. Being afraid I will forget I am driving by one has caused me to slow down in general.
Melanie Gibson: Don't break the law, and you don't have to worry.
Umar Ali You do not have to remove the cameras, simply pass a state law where the length of a yellow light may not be shorter than a certain length of time and the cameras will become unprofitable.
Twana Downey: Got a ticket running a red light. It was well deserved and I paid my fine. I'm in favor of cameras.
Dougie Imfeld: I think lawmakers who want to ban them must have begun receiving fines because of them.