West Hartford already has a plan to install traffic cameras, but under this proposal any municipality seeking to use the devices would need to hold public hearings, adopt a local ordinance on the cameras, draft a plan to use them in areas likely to improve traffic safety, then get that plan approved by the state Department of Transportation.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
Connecticut municipalities would be permitted to use automated traffic enforcement cameras under a package of roadway safety proposals passed Tuesday by the House after lawmakers scrapped provisions requiring motorcycle helmets and banning open alcohol containers in vehicles.
On a 104-46 vote, the chamber approved a set of recommendations from the state Vision Zero Council, an interagency panel designed to advance policies to reduce traffic-related deaths in Connecticut. The proposal received support and opposition from members of both parties.
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