Home / courts / Scottsdale-based traffic camera company suing Miss., governor

Scottsdale-based traffic camera company suing Miss., governor

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Arizona company is challenging a 2009 Mississippi law that bans cameras that snap pictures of vehicles running red lights.

The Clarion-Ledger reports  that American Traffic Solutions wants the law declared unenforceable and is seeking unspecified damages in a lawsuit filed in Hinds County Circuit Court against the state and Gov. Phil Bryant.

The law took effect Oct. 1, 2009.

The cameras take pictures of the license plates of vehicles that run red lights. A photograph is sent to a vehicle’s owner, along with a ticket. Cities share revenue with the private companies that have contracts to operate the cameras.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Check Also


Gov. Doug Ducey rolls out school safety package

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants more school resource officers and school mental health spending, a new way to remove guns from unstable people and technology fixes to get state convictions into the federal gun background check system faster.