Red Light Cameras
A Republican lawmaker hopes to eliminate cameras that catch people running red lights.
In the first three days of the 2012 legislative session, state lawmakers have introduced nearly 150 bills. The legislation includes everything from homeowners associations to school discipline to red-light cameras.
Republican lawmakers want to ban red-light cameras in Colorado, saying municipalities are using them as revenue boosters that do little for traffic safety.
On Tuesday evening the city council gave initial approval to renewing the contract with the company that runs red light cameras.
The city of Denver is bringing in thousands of dollars in fines every year by ticketing people who stop at red lights.
Colorado Springs will stop using its red light cameras at the end of the year.
Colorado Springs police are planning to end a red light camera program at the end of the year because it did not meet safety expectations.
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote Wednesday in favor of getting rid of its red light cameras. Many complain the program costs more than it makes.