The Senate Transportation Committee voted 5-2 against a traffic camera bill Mar. 5. SB1037, sponsored by Sen. Marvin A. Singleton (R-Seneca), would have allowed certain cities to use automatic traffic control systems to document motorists. Using photographic equipment, the city would mail citations to motorists who run red lights. Each citation would cost motorists $50, but no points would be assessed against an individual's driving record.
"I still believe that this is a good idea in the interest of the public safety," Singleton said in his March 7 weekly Senate report. "Even though I am disappointed, I will not give up on this bill. I will continue the effort and try to attach it to another bill."