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Photo-enforcement to remain in Denver

Posted at 7:56 AM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 15:10:29-04

DENVER — Red-light cameras and photo-radar vans are going to be in Denver for another few years.

The Denver City Council on Monday signed a new $6.4 million contract to keep them around.

The council voted 10 to 1 to extend the contract for five more years, which will include upgrades and a possible expansion of the current system, Denver7 partner The Denver Post reported.

Denver Police told the Post that an expansion of the photo-enforcement system would be “measured” and is not guaranteed.

The cameras bring in millions of dollars for the city. Since 2010, it has netted the city $45 million. The cost to run the system for the past five years was only $3 million.

Fines run from $40 to $80.

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