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Senate Votes To Restore Speed Trap Law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Senate Thursday voted to reinstate a law that led to five eastern Oklahoma towns being declared speed traps. The bill would overturn a measure passed earlier in the session and signed into law by Governor Brad Henry.

That bill removes the speed trap designations for the towns of Shamrock, Big Cabin, Moffett, Stringtown and Caney and was sponsored by state Representative Paul Roan. Roan is a former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who says towns should be able to enforce traffic laws in their jurisdiction.

It was sponsored in the state Senate by Senator Todd Lamb who says he wasn't told the bill would eliminate the speed trap designation.

Under a law passed several years ago Oklahoma towns could be declared a speed trap and prohibited from issuing tickets on state and federal highways if they get more than 50% of their revenue from traffic fines.

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