Connecticut lawmakers approve bill to allow automated speed and red light cameras

Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill Tuesday night that lets towns install the cameras but with public hearing and Department of Transportation approval first.

John Craven and Jay Lederman

Jun 7, 2023, 12:05 PM

Updated 355 days ago

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Connecticut lawmakers approve bill to allow automated speed and red light cameras
Connecticut lawmakers have approved a bill to allow automated speed and red light cameras to be placed in the state.
Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill Tuesday night that lets towns install the cameras but with public hearing and Department of Transportation approval first.
Cameras would have to be clearly marked and only placed in certain areas like school zones.
Violations would be handled like parking tickets with fines but no points on a license.
Some critics have worried cameras could be disproportionably placed in urban areas that would target minorities.
As News 12 Connecticut reported, automated cameras are one of several recommendations from the state Vision Zero Council.
Following the installation of cameras, drivers would get a ticket in the mail if a camera clocked them going at least 10 mph over the speed limit.
Drivers would have advance warning; each camera would have a warning sign 100 feet ahead.
The bill now heads to Gov. Ned Lamont's desk for approval. 


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