Board of Elections: Voters to decide fate of Cleveland traffic cams on November ballot

CLEVELAND - Cleveland voters will decide the fate of traffic cameras in the city.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections said Wednesday that an anti-traffic camera group has enough signatures to get issue on the November ballot.

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The amendment to the charter of the city of Cleveland would limit the use of photo-monitoring devices to detect certain traffic law violations.

The amendment requires that police officer be present at the location of the camera to issue tickets.

It was just last month that Ohio's Supreme Court put a Cleveland traffic cameras case on hold while the justices decide their ruling in a motorist's challenge to Toledo's camera system.

The Supreme Court stayed legal arguments in appeals of a lower court's ruling in Cleveland. A state appellate court had ruled that the traffic system unconstitutionally bypassed the judiciary, but that the motorist lacked legal standing to recover his speeding fine. Both sides appealed.

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