Voters to Decide the Fate of Red Light Cameras

The City Clerk and Pima County Recorder have certified enough valid signatures to send to November's ballot an initiative to ban red light cameras in Tucson city limits. The group Tucson Traffic Justice last month submitted petitions with more than 40,000 signatures. A random sampling of more than 2,000 petitions signatures showed there are enough legitimate signatures to project about 27,000 of the submitted signatures are valid. The required amount to get on the ballot is 12,730. Tucson currently contracts with American Traffic Solutions to operate eight cameras around the city that snap photos when a vehicle runs a red light. The Tucson Police Department reviews the citations before issuing them to drivers. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.