2013 Indiana General Assembly

Proposal for speed enforcement cameras halted

2013-02-25T18:30:00Z 2013-02-25T20:04:05Z Proposal for speed enforcement cameras haltedDan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com
February 25, 2013 6:30 pm  • 

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to use automated cameras to enforce speed limits in school and work zones died Monday in the Indiana House.

State Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, did not call House Bill 1368 for a vote before a House deadline to send the measure to the Senate, likely terminating any possibility the plan will become law this year.

"Good law comes when you have open dialogue and you get past the emotion, and we're just not past it," Soliday said.

Under the plan, the owner of a vehicle snapped speeding by a camera would have been mailed a $250 civil fine after a police officer reviewed the photo or video evidence of the speeding vehicle. Speed camera violations would not have gone on a person's driving record or been reported to insurance companies.

Cameras also would have been used to catch and fine motorists passing school buses with their stop-arms extended. 

Soliday said he sponsored the legislation to promote safety in school and work zones and around school buses.

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