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Bradenton woman fights to stop red light camera bill
Bradenton woman fights to stop red light camera bill

BRADENTON, FLORIDA- For more than five years, Melissa Wandall fought to get red light cameras approved by the Florida legislature.

Her hard work paid off last May when the governor signed off on it, with the law named after her husband, who was killed by a red light runner in 2003.

But now a bill that would repeal the law and ban the cameras, is making its way through Tallahassee.

Last week, a House committee approved it.

With another committee set for a hearing on the bill on Thursday, Wandall is again fighting.

She's urging red light camera supporters to call, email, or write letters to as many members of the Florida House and Senate they can.

Her message is simple: "Do not repeal SB 2160."

She says the cameras haven't been approved for long enough to see how effective they can be.

Those sponsoring the bill against the cameras call them unfair and violation of privacy.

Thursday's hearing in front of the Appropriations Committee is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

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