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Andrea L Stillman

Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators.

But this year's bill — which would authorize red light cameras in 13 municipalities with populations of 60,000 or more, and would fine motorists at least $124 per ticket — has made a steady advance, winning two legislative committees' approval so far.

Moreover, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would be inclined to sign the bill if the House and the Senate pass it, a gubernatorial spokeswoman said Friday.

The progress up to now has convinced the bill's backers....