House votes to ban photo radar and red light enforcement

Posted at 11:19 AM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 19:01:46-05
The Arizona House has approved legislation banning photo speed and red light enforcement in the state, sending the proposal to the Senate for consideration.
House Bill 2525 was approved late Thursday on a 32-28 vote that was mostly along party lines. All but one Democrat opposed the measure and all but three Republicans were in support.
Lawmakers won a small victory last year by banning photo radar use on state highways. This year's bill from Republican Rep. Travis Grantham of Gilbert would bar their use statewide.
There have been attempts to ban photo radar and red light cameras for the past several years in the Legislature but they failed.
Cities that use the cameras say they save lives, while opponents say they violate the Constitutional right to confront witnesses.