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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio House might be putting the brakes on several communities' plans to place cameras at intersections to nab traffic offenders.

The House passed a bill on Wednesday that would require cities to post police officers at intersections with traffic cameras, and only those officers would be allowed to ticket drivers caught by the cameras. The bill now goes to the Senate.

City officials say they are counting on revenue from the traffic fines and can't afford to pull officers from patrol duties.

The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. James Raussen, of Springdale, says he fears the cameras are being abused to make money and not to promote safety.

Representatives rejected several amendments aimed at keeping cameras already installed in Toledo and Dayton