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Gazette Premium Content Senate passes Colorado traffic camera ban

Associated Press - Updated: April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am

DENVER — The Colorado Senate passed a statewide ban on red-light and speeding cameras despite objections from some lawmakers that the bill would decrease traffic safety.

The Senate passed the bill Monday on a 21-14 and the House will now consider it.

Supporters say the cameras are used by local governments to generate revenue, not improve safety. Sponsors of the bill also argue the cameras infringe on people's privacy.

But opponents of the bill say the cameras make streets safer while saving police time.

Ten states prohibit the use of photo radar or red-light camera enforcement.

The bill has a good chance of passing the House because Democratic Speaker Mark Ferrandino is sponsoring it.

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Read the bill:

Senate Bill 181: http://goo.gl/VybeAP

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