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controversial red-light cameras are on their way down in Northwood.
council voted to remove the photo-enforcement cameras after months of debate.
Brown works in Northwood, and says one reason he wants the cameras down is the
increased risk of accidents.
slam on their brakes and there's been a couple close calls, as well as one
accident" Brown said of the Wales and Woodville area.
Plews received a ticket in the mail because of the cameras, but says he wasn't
the one behind the wheel of his car. He says the cameras are "taxation without
fought a revolution for that one time," Plews said. "Basically, they are just
ticketing the vehicle, they're not ticketing the individual, which isn't fair.
It isn't right."
Northwood Police Department appreciates the cameras, relying on the $100,000
the cameras bring in. Half that amount went to the department for safety
incentives, the rest went to Redflex, the company the city contracted with for
cameras were an asset because they were there 24 hours a day, seven days a
week," said Police Chief Thomas Cairl. "They're no longer going to be there, so
I'm going to have to put some extra officers on overtime in those areas if we
see an increase in issues."
department will look for other ways to generate money with the loss of funds.