State law passed in 2014 forbids the use of traffic or red light cameras without the presence of a police officer. Now, Dayton police are attempting to overturn the restrictions after a 45% increase in traffic deaths.

Right now, the cameras are only valid when a police officer is present – a restriction that is in place because of potential malfunctions or other exemptions that may affect a ticket.

If the rules are overturned by the Ohio Supreme Court, we could see a return of the dreaded red light and speed cameras state wide.

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