Iowa House Bill 249 – Prohibiting the Use of Automated or Remote Systems
An Act Prohibiting the Use of Automated or Remote Systems for Traffic Law EnforcementFull Bill Text
UPDATE June 16, 2021: Bill died in committee.
HF 249 would prohibit the use of “automated or remote systems” (red-light and speed cameras) for traffic enforcement throughout the state of Iowa. The bill would also require the removal of existing systems and invalidate associated citations. The bill is currently under consideration in the House Public Safety Committee.
The NMA supports this measure since camera-based traffic enforcement focuses on revenue generation, does not promote highway safety and denies drivers due process privileges. Learn more about issues related to red-light and speed cameras.