Connecticut Considers Red Light Cameras

The Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in the past that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. However, a new bill would authorize red-light cameras in 13 municipalities with populations of 60,000 or more, and would fine motorists at least $124 per ticket. The bill has made a steady advance, winning two legislative committees' approval so far due to strong lobbying support and lack of funds in the State budget.