Colorado Weighs Ban On Traffic Enforcement Cameras

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A proposal to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado is back at the Capitol, and the bill sponsor says he has more support than when he pitched the idea two years ago.

The bill from Greeley Republican Sen. Scott Renfroe would forbid cities and towns from using the automated traffic enforcement devices. He introduced it Friday.

The measure is identical to what Renfroe sponsored in 2012. The Colorado Municipal League opposed that bill, saying it should be up to cities and towns to decide the matter on their own.

Renfroe argues the cameras are used to make money, not to improve public safety.

Two years ago, Renfroe's proposal was defeated quickly at its first committee. But he has more bipartisan support this year, including the backing of Democratic House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, who will sponsor the bill in that chamber if it passes the Senate.