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Mayors want green light for red light cameras


Lafayette - Some Indiana cities are pushing for state lawmakers to give the green light to cameras that would catch motorists who run red lights.

The mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette as well as the Hammond City Council support the cameras, which are used in other states.

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis says the cameras could prevent dangerous car crashes by making motorists more cautious when passing through an intersection.

Lafayette Republican Sen. Ron Alting says the cameras could improve public safety while helping cities collect extra cash. He says some senators are considering red light camera legislation.

Lafayette Democratic state Rep. Sheila Klinker says the legislature could approve a pilot project in a few communities.

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