Red Light Cameras
Lawmakers rejected a proposal to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban red light cameras on Colorado.
On Tuesday a committee of the city council discussed making the first offense of crossing the white line just a warning. After that drivers would get a ticket.
The Denver City Council voted to ease up on its fines for some drivers ticketed for stopping at intersections with red light cameras, but rolling into the intersections.
Red-light cameras could become a thing of the past in Colorado if one state lawmaker gets his way. The Denver City Council also debates a policy with 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.