legislators are likely to kill a bill that would allow ticket-dispensing
cameras at red lights, according to a report in The Kansas
state Rep. Gary Hayzlett, R-Lakin, chairman of the House
Transportation Committee, said the bill, HB2144, had few
backers in the state capitol, despite support from the cities
of Overland Park and Olathe – both suburbs of Kansas City,
MO, and two of Kansas’ largest cities.
have said the measure is more about revenue than safety.
Under the bill, fines would not exceed $100 plus court costs,
and violations would not count against the driver’s license.
Transportation Committee held a hearing on the bill Feb.
17; however, the panel has not yet voted on the measure.