|State Laws vs City Laws|
Here is a list of fifteen US States that have banned the use of red light cameras. Most State laws prohibit the use of new photo enforcement locations by cities and municipalities who might be considering it. However, there are a few cities that were using cameras before the State law was passed and the camera usage maybe grandfathered in. It remains to be seen what will happen if States begin to pass laws banning cameras if they will require cities to remove them. For example, the state of Florida used the State law to ban the cameras but they are still widely used in many cities. Could this be a dirty legal tactic for the States to get leverage in order participate in the revenue share with the municipality? I suspect were are going to see more State legislatures passing laws that ban the cameras simply to use this as leverage to share in the State revenue with the City. Here are the States below that have passed laws banning them from 1995 - 2010.