State Rep. James T. Raussen will introduce a bill Thursday banning the cameras, saying Cincinnati’s moving too fast to install them without studying their safety effects first.
“Everyone’s catching camera fever, and I don’t think we’ve had enough debate on this to go that route yet,” the Springdale Republican said.
If the Rausen bill passes, Ohio would be one of four states to ban the cameras. New Jersey, Wisconsin and Utah are already on that list, and state lawmakers in several other states are considering similar legislation.
If the cameras were really there to improve safety that would be one thing, but let’s be honest here. The real motive to putting these cameras up is that they make the government money.