DES MOINES, Iowa — The House has approved a measure that would put new restrictions on cities that use automated cameras to enforce traffic laws.
A number of Iowa cities have installed the cameras to cite motorists who run red lights or speed.
Under the measure approved Wednesday on an 89 to 8 vote, the maximum fine for a red light violation would be $50, roughly half of what most cities charge. The fine for speeders wouldn't change.
Cities couldn't charge court costs for either type of violation under the measure.
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Backers of the restrictions say the cameras are intended to enhance traffic safety and that cities shouldn't use them as a new source of revenue.
Tickets issued by using cameras don't count against a driving record.
The measure now goes to the Senate.