Iowa Petition Group Tries to Ban Red Light Cameras
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A group of Iowa City residents is gathering signatures on a petition to ban the use of traffic cameras and drones in their hometown.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the group has collected between 500 and 1,000 signatures since October. The group hopes to get 10,000 signatures by April 1 to put their proposal on the ballot.
Martha Hampel says she worries that traffic cameras might be part of a growing trend toward government surveillance of citizens. She says that could violate American's constitutional rights.
The group also wants to ban the use of automatic license plate recognition systems.
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