Saturday, April 4, 2009

Red Light Camera Laws Now Standardized Statewide.

SANTA FE – On Saturday, Governor Bill Richardson signed a bill that standardizes the use of red-light cameras throughout the state.

Under the bill, which becomes law with Governor Richardson's signature, fines will be capped at $100. Of that, half will go to the state for DWI drug court and other judicial costs; the other half goes to cities for traffic safety programs and to pay the costs of operating the cameras.

"While I continue to be personally opposed to the big-brother aspect of the red-light cameras, I am signing this bill to ensure that all communities are treated fairly and we aren't hitting drivers with excessive fines," said Richardson.

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