Proposed traffic camera ban in Colorado turned into a study to determine if devices are effective

DENVER - A measure to ban speeding and red-light cameras in Colorado has been changed into a study into whether the enforcement devices are effective.

A House committee voted to amend Senate Bill 181 Monday after several law enforcement officials urged lawmakers not to outlaw the cameras. They told lawmakers they've successfully used the devices at intersections they consider dangerous.

The proposal still faces another committee assignment and consideration by the full House. Lawmakers can change the bill to its original form at either step.

Legislators opposed to the cameras insist they're used as revenue generators that don't increase public safety.

Ten states prohibit the use of photo radar or red-light camera enforcement.

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