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Red Light Cameras Considered

Members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will vote on the bill.

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    Lawmakers will be discussing the pros and cons of allowing municipalities to install cameras like these at traffic lights.

    A state committee is considering legislation that would allow cities and towns the option to install traffic cameras at busy intersections to record and fine drivers who run red lights and a vote is expected on Monday.

    Members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will vote on the bill.

    Supporters of the bill supporters say the cameras would increase traffic safety and could change driver behaviors.

    Opponents of the bill, however, argue that the cameras lead to more crashes and could violate a person's right to due process.

    A similar bill died in committee last year.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy has said he supports the idea of red light cameras.

    Currently, 24 states and the District  of Columbia have red light cameras at busy intersections.