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North Charleston State of the City Address 2011

BEAUFORT -- A state commission recommends that South Carolina continue its ban on the use of cameras to catch speeders.

The Beaufort Gazette reported that the S.C. Traffic Enforcement Commission filed its report this month.

The panel was created after lawmakers banned the use of cameras like those Ridgeland police used on Interstate 95. The law bans using cameras to issue tickets based on photographic evidence to enforce speeding laws.

The commission said only the Public Safety Department should ever be allowed to use traffic cameras. The commission said the state doesn't have enough judges to handle all the cases if local governments used traffic cameras.