USA - IOWA
A measure banning red light and speed cameras in Iowa has been approved by a legislative panel.
The Associated Press is reporting a subcommittee has passed the bill on to the House Transportation CommitteeLaw enforcement and city officials against the legislation testified the cameras are helping to reduce crashes, but Rep. Walt Rogers questioned their effectiveness. He says the cameras violate civil liberties and he thinks the ban could be approved this year.
The city of Des Moines released information Tuesday on the first six months of its red light cameras. Data shows accidents in the five intersections with cameras were reduced by 33-percent.
Gov. Terry Branstad has said if the bill is passed in the legislature he will sign it. It would take effect July 1st.