State Rep. Jovan Melton (D-Aurora) wants to ban red light cameras in all of Colorado. But his reckless position would cause more wrecks that would hurt and kill people — and the legislator doesn’t have his facts straight. In a recent interview with Denver7 he falsely claimed that the cameras do not cut injuries and fatalities.
The City Council voted Monday to continue and possibly expand the Denver Police Department’s electronic traffic enforcement program over the next five years. The 10-1 vote with one abstention approved a $6.6 million contract with the operator of the cameras. Red light cameras save lives. A study of dozens of American cities conducted by the Insurance Institute for […]
Despite marked reductions in red light running and crashes since Denver PD began enforcing the law with unmanned cameras in 2008, City Councilman Kevin Flynn isn’t ready to commit to the program long-term. He voted against a new contract with Xerox, the contractor Denver PD uses for the program, at a committee meeting on safety […]
A bizarre thing happens whenever local and state governments debate the merits of electronic traffic enforcement: People who break the law get cast as victims. The Aurora Sentinel editorial board is the latest local publication to sympathize with red light runners and forget about the people they harm. Yesterday the Sentinel threw its full weight behind a local […]