Here in Colorado, a Republican state senator is taking his third shot at banning photo speed cameras and photo red light cameras. In large part due to Democrats’ concerns with privacy following the revelations about NSA spying, Senator Scott Renfroe now has key Democratic support, including the president of the state senate and the speaker of the state house of representatives.
The Denver Post recently published an editorial arguing (unconvincingly) that the use of photo radar should be limited but not banned.
In my current piece for the Denver Post, I strongly disagree:
UPDATE: In testimony to the Colorado Senate committee hearing the photo radar ban bill, the Denver Auditor implicitly skewers the city’s program with a few facts: