Colorado

Denver-area neighborhoods are installing license plate readers to record every vehicle that passes by

License plate readers posted at both entrances to an upscale Aurora neighborhood snapped pictures of passing cars Wednesday, recording the type, color and license plate number of each vehicle and inputting that information into a database. Such technology used to be relegated to law enforcement. But these cameras were purchased by the local homeowner association in January after a few burglaries of cars and a home in the neighborhood. Red signs near the cameras warn passersby of “24/7 Video Recording.

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The Colorado legislature is once again considering a move to ban red-light cameras

The bill, co-sponsored by representatives Stephen Humphrey and Jovan Melton, would repeal the right for local jurisdictions to use all automated vehicle identification systems, including photo radar vans and red-light cameras. Read the full article at The Denver Channel.

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Stop Senate Bill 1521 which would bring speed cameras to Virginia

Ask Gov. Northam not to sign SB 1521 and speed cameras into law In an alert I sent to Virginia members this past Friday, I asked those interested in killing the handheld speed camera bill to coordinate with Dr. Chris Unger, a DC physician who practices in Northern Virginia and who is lobbying directly with the governor’s office to kill SB 1521. Read the full article at National Motorists Association.

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More people are dying on Denver's roads as cops write far fewer traffic tickets

Since 2009, as the traffic unit patrol staff has dwindled, the number of tickets filed each year in Denver County Court has dropped by nearly 45 percent, from about 145,000 back then to just under 80,000 in 2018, according to court data requested by The Denver Post. Over the same period, the city’s population has grown by about 20 percent. The city is relying ever more on crazy-efficient photo enforcement, in the form of red-light cameras at four intersections and roving speed-radar vans that generated nearly 173,000 mailed citations last year.

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Aurora voters say good riddance to red light cameras

With an overwhelming two-thirds majority, Aurora voters on Tuesday elected to do away with red-light cameras at 10 intersections throughout the city. Read the full article at Denver Post.

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Aurora, Colorado Voters Reject Red Light Cameras

Turnout was high Tuesday as residents of Aurora, Colorado, cast their ballots demanding that the red light camera program be shut down. Two out of three voters said “no” when asked whether they wanted the photo ticketing program to continue, marking the thirty-eighth time the public has rejected photo enforcement in a referendum. Read the full article at TheNewspaper.com.

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Aurora, Colorado Voters To Decide Photo Radar Fate

“Ballot measure asks residents in Aurora, Colorado whether they want the red light camera program to continue.” Read the full article at TheNewspaper.com.

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What new digital driver's licenses mean for motorists, police

Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, Wyoming and the District of Columbia are carrying out limited trials of digital driver’s licenses. Iowa and Louisiana are planning to issue digital licenses to every motorist who wants one beginning this year. Read the full article at NBC News.

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