Group Lists States’ Traffic Camera Efforts

State legislatures across the country are voting to expand the use of traffic safety cameras
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State legislatures across the country are voting to expand the use of traffic safety cameras and rejecting attempts to prevent law enforcement from using that technology, says the Traffic Safety Coalition, a grassroots organization supporting the use of traffic cameras.

Since at least February, the coalition has been following legislative efforts to ban traffic cameras, and it has issued a list of the states where efforts are underway; where bills have been introduced; and their outcomes or status. The list is: Colorado, a state Senate committee—by a margin of 2 to 1—rejected proposed legislation to ban traffic safety cameras in the state.

Connecticut, state lawmakers are working to authorize or expand the use of traffic cameras.

Illinois, the General Assembly authorized the use of speed safety cameras to crack down on motorists speeding near Chicago’s schools and parks.

Iowa, the state Senate unanimously approved a bill to increase penalties for drivers who ignore extended school bus stop signs and who illegally pass stopped buses as students board or get off school buses.

Massachusetts, state lawmakers are working to authorize or expand the use of traffic cameras.

Pennsylvania, state lawmakers are working to authorize or expand the use of traffic cameras.

The coalition “applaud(s) this widespread support of intersection safety cameras from legislatures across the county and are hopeful more state legislatures and cities will follow their lead and take advantage of this life saving technology,” said Paul Oberhauser, the coalition’s co-chair.

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