Apr 14, 2014 10:47 PM by Rob Quirk

Bill to ban traffic cameras passes Senate committee

The controversial law that would ban red light cameras across Colorado, passed a Colorado Senate committee today.

Several cities and towns, including Pueblo, are speaking out against the move, saying the cameras have had a positive impact on public safety, reducing accidents at very busy intesections.
Critics of the cameras say it's all about the money raised from the tickets that are issued, not public safety.

The Colorado Municipal League, which represents more than 250 communities in the state, says it should be up to cities and towns to decide the matter on their own, and that the cameras are important to public safety.

Moving forward, Democratic Sen. Lucia Guzman and Democratic Senate President Morgan Carroll are co-sponsoring the bill, giving the proposal a good chance to pass the chamber.

News 5 will continue to track it's progress.


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