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Proposed Ban Of Colorado Traffic Cameras Fails

DENVER (AP) – Lawmakers rejected a proposal to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado.

Opponents of the bill cited safety concerns and the importance of allowing municipalities to decide the matter on their own.

The legislation would have prohibited cities and towns from using the automated traffic enforcement devices on streets or highways. Republican Sen. Scott Renfroe says municipalities are using the cameras to generate revenue, not to improve safety.

The Colorado Municipal League and law enforcement opposed the legislation.

A Senate committee voted down the bill Tuesday evening. The National Conference of State Legislatures says nine states have laws banning the use of photo traffic enforcement.

LINK: Senate Bill 50

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One Comment

  1. happyday says:

    Thankfully the ban did not pass. Stop running red lights and the camers would not be necessary, fools!

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