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Phenix City seeking approval for red-light cameras

PHENIX CITY, AL (AP) - Add Phenix City to the growing list of Alabama communities considering the use of cameras to catch motorists running red lights.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the east Alabama city is awaiting passage of a local bill in the state Legislature that would authorize officials to install the cameras, which snap photos of the license plates of red-light runners.

Police Chief Ray Smith says he gets many calls about drivers speeding through red lights at intersections, especially along the U.S. 280 Bypass.

Some argue the cameras make government more intrusive. But other Alabama communities, such as Opelika, have taken to installing them.

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