DENVER (AP) – Red light camera enforcement is back before Colorado lawmakers Wednesday, and the question of banning them is as divisive as ever.

Traffic cameras for red-light and speeding enforcement are unpopular with drivers, and lawmakers from both parties have tried banning them.

But previous bans have failed because of stiff opposition from local communities that use the cameras.

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In Colorado, ten cities use the traffic-enforcement cameras. A legislative analysis of the bill estimated that the cities would lose about $14 million in revenue from fines during the first year of a ban.

The bill is up for a vote Wednesday afternoon in the House Transportation and Energy Committee.

LINK: House Bill 1098

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