The commission that was supposed to meet and discuss the use of traffic cameras on a stretch of I-95 near Ridgeland never met. Governor Nikki Haley told the Beaufort Gazette there was a glitch in the law that did not state who was supposed to be on the state commission reviewing the I-95 cameras.
Last June the state banned the cameras along the interstate portion that runs through Ridgeland in Beaufort County. Ridgeland was the first town to use the speed detecting cameras, but some lawmakers claimed it was unlawful to write a ticket based solely on photographic evidence. The law also set up this special commission to continue to study the issue.
Chairman Glenn McCall, who is also chairman of the York County Republican Party, says he is ready to move forward with the case once the panel is finally determined. The panel was originally expected to release its report this week.
The town currently does not have the traffic camera program.