Barbour gets plan to ban traffic cameras in Miss.

Published 10:01 pm Thursday, March 12, 2009

Traffic cameras may soon be a thing of the past in Mississippi.

Lawmakers have sent to the governor a bill that would prohibit the installation of any new cameras to photograph and ticket vehicles that run red lights.

Jackson and Columbus already use the cameras, and Tupelo, Natchez, Southaven and McComb are considering them. The Senate version of the bill says the existing cameras would have to be removed by Oct. 1. The House accepted that version on Wednesday. The legislation now awaits Gov. Haley Barbour’s signature.

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The bill is House Bill 1568.