SHERIDAN, Colo. (CBS4)– Opponents to photo radar in Sheridan turned in petitions on Friday in an effort to get rid of the radar and red light cameras.

Petition organizers turned over the signatures, which if verified, can prompt a special election so voters can decide whether to get rid of the vans and cameras.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“The people I talked to, they feel it’s a money grab, that it really doesn’t do anything for safety, that it breeds public corruption in the sense that there is a lot of money at stake,” said ban supporter Paul Houston.

Sheridan’s city manager argues that photo enforcement is effective because it gets people to slow down. A similar effort to ban the technology failed last year. The petitions were thrown out because they weren’t stapled properly.

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