BAN BILL: Traffic Camera Legislation Proposed

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A group of Iowa lawmakers has introduced a bill to ban traffic cameras.

Senate File 19 would also require the removal of all devices already in place. That includes red light, speed, and railroad crossing cameras.

In the metro, Des Moines, Windsor Heights and Clive use automated traffic cameras. Polk County has also approved the use of mobile speed cams. Those cameras are expected to begin being used at the beginning of March.

The legislation requires the cameras to be unplugged as of July 1st of this year.

Fines for tickets issued up until then would still need to be paid.

Prior attempts by lawmakers to get traffic cameras banned have failed.