HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE PASSES TRAFFIC CAMERA BILL ON TO SECOND READING
News Release from House Democratic Caucus, January 31, 2020
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – The House Committee on Transportation today unanimously passed HB1676 to establish a pilot program to photograph and ticket drivers running red lights. The bill now moves on to second reading before the full House.
The committee also decided to add a House Draft 1 to the measure with technical and other amendments.
HB1676 establishes a three-year photo red light imaging detector system pilot program. The bill authorizes any impacted county to administer the photo red light imaging detector system pilot program. It also establishes a pilot program account as a special account within the general fund. The bill requires proceeds of fines to be expended in the county from which they were collected for operation of the photo red light imaging system program. The pilot program would sunset on June 20, 2023.
HB1676: Text, Status
SB3172: Text, Status
Reality: Cameras can catch cars that run red lights, but that doesn’t make streets safer
Scientific American, 2018: Red Light Cameras May Not Make Streets Safer
CBS News 2012: Safety or scam? Red light cameras under scrutiny