The ACLU of Connecticut opposes Senate Bill 422, An Act Concerning a Study of Automated Traffic Enforcement Safety Devices, which concerns red light cameras. The ACLU-CT has been vocally opposed to red light cameras because of the due process, privacy, and racial injustice issues raised by their use. Red light cameras would take photos and videos of vehicles at intersections, allowing municipalities to send tickets to the owners of cars allegedly caught in a violation. Many cities across the country have had issues with red light camera systems, and some have even abandoned the systems altogether because of the many problems they have encountered. Ten states (Arkansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin) prohibit the use of red light cameras in their communities.

Status

Pending

Session

2019

Bill number

S.B. 422

Position

Oppose

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