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Oklahoma bill would prevent private companies from installing red light cameras

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 15:13:18-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma bill would prevent the state, counties and cities from paying private companies to install red light cameras.

The city of Tulsa doesn't use the cameras, which could be used as a way to give tickets for running a red light.

Everyone we spoke with around town says they actually think these cameras would help keep people safe.

"Hopefully it would slow people down," one person said. Another person said, "Probably the most dangerous thing you can do is run a red light. And a third said, "Maybe you just ticketed the wrong person -- but is it worth ticketing the wrong person to save a life from a crash? I'd say yes."

If the House approves the bill and the governor signs it, it would go into effect Nov. 1.

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