Red light camera study bill rejected by House committee

Red light camera. Courtesy: MGNOnline.com

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DENVER — There will be no bill targeting red light cameras and photo radar vans this year after a House committee killed a measure Wednesday.

By an 8-5 vote, a proposal to fund a study on whether the cameras and vans should be banned was rejected by the House Appropriations Committee.

Senate Bill 181 passed the state Senate and would have banned the cameras and vans. But when it went to the House this week, it was amended to just be a study bill after mayors and law enforcement came out forcefully against it.

Now there won’t even be a study.

Supporters of the cameras and vans say they are deterrent to reducing traffic accidents, while opponents say they are merely revenue generators.