Colorado lawmakers rejected a measure to study speeding and red-light cameras to determine whether they should be banned.
A House committee voted 8-5 against advancing the proposal Wednesday.
The proposal sponsored by Democratic House Speaker Mark Ferrandino initially sought to ban the cameras, but it was amended to be a study bill after staunch opposition from law enforcement.
Supporters of traffic cameras argue they reduce accidents. But sponsors of the bill, which included Republicans, say the cameras are used primarily as revenue generators.
The bill had passed the Senate, and it appeared to have a good chance of clearing the House because it was sponsored by Ferrandino, the top-ranking lawmaker of the chamber. But several Democrats voted against his bill.
Copyright 2016 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.