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Colorado weighs ban of traffic enforcement cameras

DENVER - Lawmakers will consider a proposal to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado 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 the bill Friday.
Renfroe argues the cameras are used to generate revenue, not improve public safety.
The measure is identical to what Renfroe sponsored in 2012. The Colorado Municipal League opposed that bill, saying it is a local-control matter.
Renfroe says he has more bipartisan support this year, including the backing of Democratic House Speaker Mark Ferrandino.
Ten states prohibit the use of photo radar or red-light camera enforcement, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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