Friday, July 17, 2015

Red Light Cameras

Our legislature just passed 2 bills, one an outright ban on the things, and the other requiring an approval vote of the denizens of the area in which such cameras might be placed. Both were vetoed by the governor who never saw a revenue source he didn't like. He denounced the bills as "too extreme".

So here's a legislator State Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton preparing a camera "limitation" bill that he says would meet the governors approval.
The governor encouraged lawmakers to enact legislation that limits the technology to specific traffic areas: school zones, construction and roadway work zones, and “areas with disproportionately high traffic and pedestrian accidents, injuries and fatalities.”
In other words, anywhere they like including within 1/2 mile of a traffic cone. Prohibited areas seem to include areas with little traffic which don't make the cities any money anyway.

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