Colorado lawmakers rejected a measure to study speeding and red-light cameras to determine whether they should be banned.
A measure to prohibit speeding and red-light cameras in Colorado was changed into a study into whether the devices are effective after several law enforcement officials urged lawmakers Monday not to pass a ban.
A proposal to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado is back at the Capitol, and the bill sponsor says he has more support than when he pitched the idea two years ago.
A bill to make sure state lawmakers get the same tickets as everyone else advanced in the legislature on Thursday.
Colorado lawmakers are keeping their special license plates after all. But legislators are working on a fix to ensure they get traffic tickets – the issue that brought the matter up in the first place.
Frustrated by the special treatment afforded state lawmakers due to their unique license plates, Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, is introducing a bill to abolish the plates altogether, a move sparked by a CBS4 investigation.
CBS4 has asked for and received lists of where drivers are most likely to receive a speeding ticket. In Denver and some other locations it is most commonly delivered courtesy of photo radar, while other locations rely on more traditional means.
State lawmakers are getting special perks because of their legislative license plates.
A CBS4 Investigation has found that 100 Colorado state senators and representatives are apparently not getting photo radar tickets in Denver, and never have, due to a loophole in the system.
Lawmakers are again considering banning red-light cameras and automated cameras that enforce speeding violations in Colorado.